Monday, December 01, 2008

Throw-up, snot, coughing and ringworm

That pretty much sums up the past 5 days. Audrey started with a nasty cough on Tuesday night which was wonderful since she was sleeping in my bed and decided to cough so bad she would throw up on my pillow. We ended up taking her to a doctor in Myrtle Beach who gave her some steroids and other drugs. The steroids made Audrey completely irritable and cranky, but it did bring back her appetite. For a girl who is turning 3 in January, she only weighs 26 pounds.

We did have a good time in Myrtle, though. Audrey was well enough to go to Broadway at the Beach and to go with her sister to get a pedicure and manicure at a nail place that had kid chairs. We also had a great time with our friends on Thanksgiving Day.

The other throw up incident was on the trip to Myrtle. Tootles, our lovely dog, decided to get car sick and throw up all over Ray. I thought it was comical, Ray did not. On the way home, she stayed in her cage and did fine.

And then this morning, I get Audrey to school and she always uses the restroom and washes her hands before I leave. As I rolled up her sleeves to wash her hands, I noticed a perfectly circular rash near her elbow. I asked her teacher, and yup, it is ringworm. There was an epidemic of it in Audrey's class almost 2 months ago - I have no idea what the incubation period is for ringworm. Another parent arrived at this time and started to freak out that Audrey was standing there with ringworm. Lucky for Audrey, this means no school for 48 hours. Ray is taking her to the pediatrician this morning while I head into work.

9 comments:

Brandi said...

UGH! I hate ringworms! Haven't had one since I was little and my kiddos haven't had one at all (fingers crossed!). Glad you guys had fun though and a nice Thanksgiving. Hope everyone is feeling better now!

Lori said...

poor Audrey's had a rough time of it

SJ said...

Oh you poor thing! Sounds like you all survived though, so that's good!

Broadway at the Beach is fun, isn't it?

And ringworm? Yuck. I've had it before and while the concept is gross, it's easy to treat and get rid of - so that's good. Just stay on top of it!

Hope your week goes well.

giants fan said...

sorry that it hasn't been a healthier holiday!

bermudabluez said...

Broadway at the Beach is one of my favorite places! So sorry to hear about the illness hanging around...

Pamela said...

don't ya just cringe when parents freak out like that...
if they only knew all the germs under their own fingernails. hey~

You guys really deserve to have the next holiday without any coughs, pukes, rings, etc.

Kellie said...

That? SUCKS!! Poor Audrey---she just can't get a break.

(And by poor Audrey, I also mean poor you and Ray!!)

Hope she's better :)

CPA Mom said...

oh man, I hate ringworm virus. It takes forever to go away. when eeyore had it last we put a bandaid on it and sent her back to school - with the medication on it too - after all that is where she picked it up in the first place!

Daisy said...

Never a dull moment. Really. But rest assured that she will develop immunity to a lot of these germs and miss less school as she gets older!