Very sick daughter

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by thebritt, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    My 18 yr old DD had the flu last week, missed school/work, and has had strep throat all this week. Back to the doctor - 101.5 fever last night, even after 3 days of antibiotics. [​IMG] The doc said the antibiotics won't change the course of the illness, just help prevent rhumatic fever! She cries, her throat hurts so much. She's able to swallow bland tea, but the pustules on her tonsils make anything flavored hurt more. [​IMG]
    Such bad things should not happen to such wonderful people.
    She's the one who turned me on to BYC.
    Prayers appreciated. Thank you.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    ooh! THe poor kid! I hope she starts to feel better soon! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
  4. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Thanks for the well - wishes. She can use them!
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Have 2 kids here just finishing with strep. They had 103.2 and 104.4 fevers at their highest. Felt like doo doo. Now just hoping I don't get it. We haven't had the flu yet *Knock on wood*. Hope your daughter feels better soon!
  6. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    You should call her Dr and ask for something to give her to ease her pain in the throat. There are some liquids that he could prescribe to numb her throat a little. I had something like that when I had my tonsile out. Yes-just one. Long story.

    Poor baby. No matter what their ages, they're still our babies. [​IMG]
  7. denasfarm

    denasfarm Songster

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Get her Dr to give an Rx for some Magic Mouth wash. Wonderful for sore throats and mouth sores.
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Poor girl. [​IMG] She will be in my prayers!
  9. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    They could give her some liquid Loratab. Warm things always make my sore throats feel better. So, maybe some warm tea.
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Poor honey! I hate a sore throat.

    What about doing the Tylenol/Motrin swap where you take Tylenol 1st, then Motrin 2 hours later, then back to Tylenol in 2 hours and so on.

    Might alleviate the sore throat some.


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