Sickness, round II

So, it’s just been two weeks since Gamma was down with the flu and pneumonia, but she’s been back in school and seeming to feel good.  Until yesterday.

Yesterday, she spiked an even worse fever than with the flu+mycoplasma combo, complaining of an extremely sore throat.  My first thought was possible strep, but she didn’t have the telltale blisters in her throat, so I left her in bed for a day to see if it would run its course.  This morning, the visibly-enlarged lymph nodes under her jawbone caused enough concern to rate another trip to the pediatrician.

There, we got the real answer (gotta love these fast, in-office tests): mononucleosis.  So, she’s in bed for at least a week; it could be much longer.  Alpha was down for a good five weeks with it her sophomore year in high school.

On Monday, I’ll begin accumulating all of her assignments for the week.  Gamma’s hardly ever been sick in the past; I guess it’s just her turn this year.

3 Responses to “Sickness, round II”

  1. on 28 Feb 2009 at 7:05 pm girlfriend

    When it rains, it pours.

  2. on 01 Mar 2009 at 8:35 am Bell

    Hope she feels better soon. Ugg..

  3. on 01 Mar 2009 at 8:39 am Netmom

    Unfortunately, there is no “soon” with mono. It is what it is, and the only cure is time. Sometimes, lots of time.

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