Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Late Start

I'm getting a late start this morning. But it's been busy around my place. My son and his family were here over the weekend-- three of them being congested and coughing. My ten year old grandson came in with bright red cheeks with a rash. The dr changed my blood pressure medicine on Thursday, and I found a tick on the back of my left sholder this morning.

Needless to say, the blood pressure medicine is too strong. After monitoring it for a few days, I called the doc this morning and she is sending me out something different.

So now, I'm trying to decide if I will have tick fever from my tick bite. You see, one thing you don't know about me is I'm a closet hypochondriac. I am always thinking I have some dread terminal illness or something. I try not to share that with too many people though, because if I'm really sick, I want people to sit up and take notice. I want other people to say, 'she must be really sick, she never complains'.

I'm more concerned that my grandchildren may also be tick infested. So being the wonderful grandmother that I am, I sent off an email to their respective mothers to check all the kids for ticks.

My ten year old grandson got up Sunday morning having his rash widespread. My daughter took him to the dr(he's never sick). He has Fifth's disease. A childhood disease that is spread while they have fever(he didn't know he'd had any), and once you break out, you are no longer contagious. His mother sent him on to school. It may take up to 14 days for it to run it's course.

So what crazy things are happening in your life today? I want to know. I have an inquiring mind.

I hope everyone had a good St. Patty's day yesterday.


kacey said...

I read in the paper that scarlet fever is running around the grade schools here! Who knew?

I had a neighbor who had Fifth's Disease when we were growing up. I don't hear of it very often though.

Yuck on the tick. Hate them.

Anonymous said...

Hey there. I have enjoyed reading your blog today. It looks like ticks are going to be bad again this year. I have already pulled 2 off me and one off of my daughter.

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