8.10.2006

I have a kick ass immune system

I rarely get sick. Kristin gets sick and I stay stalwart. Over and over during the years she has gotten deathly ill and even though virulently contagious I don't even get a sniffle. I don't even bother not kissing her because I figure that by the time she shows symptoms I've already been exposed and if I'm going to get it, then it's already too late. But I rarely ever get sick. Aside from the occasional killer migraine.

Thank god, because we're knee deep in diarrhea over here.

Poor Julia.

Kristin got a stomach bug Monday. And Julia came down with it on Tuesday and it's still going strong in her today. The doctor told us to take her off dairy till this clears up, but she refuses to drink the soy formula. She's been existing on oatmeal, toast, saltines, fresh fruit (but not bananas) and a lot of water and rehydrating powder. The poor thing. At least I don't have to worry about getting this thing, though.

Not that I haven't been washing my hands like Lady Macbeth.

Oh yeah, and we found out that Julia is allergic to illins. You know: penicillin, amoxicillin, keflex. I guess that's not an illin. But it's too close. Kristin's allergic to the illins, too, and last month she went in for antibiotics and the doctor gave her keflex. She broke out in pus-filled blisters all over. Now my poor baby has those same pus-filled blisters. She just finished a course of amoxicillin for an ear infection.

Funny, though, our day care provider kept telling us that there was no way that her blisters were an allergic reaction. "Allergies don't behave that way. They don't get pussy." Oh yeah? Well, I know different. I'm just glad that we caught this now. I'm just glad that we didn't find this out after a serious illness and I.V. illins.

Her blisters are nearly gone now. Hopefully we'll never see them again.

Posted by Trista @ 11:31 AM

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Oh, poor, poor Julia, that combination sounds utterly miserable.
Must be horrible for you & Kristin to see too.

Hope your girls both recover very soon.

Posted by Blogger Tamsin @ 12:16 PM #
 

Dang, are you all going to be okay or our friday night picnic at the park??

Posted by Blogger Merr @ 1:04 PM #
 

Poor baby! Oy! I used to get ear infections all the time and was allergic to PCN, too. When I was a teen, a dumb doc gave me Sulfa for an infection even though many people allergic to PCN are also allergic to Sulfa drugs, and my dad is allergic to both, to boot. Resulted in a very serious reaction- pass out and go to the ER where the new doc says not to ever take it again if I don't want brain damage- not good! So, just a heads up in case Sulfa ever comes up and you're unsure if she might be allergic. I hope Julia feels better soon!
-Kate-

Posted by Blogger starevelina @ 11:44 PM #
 

I'm SO sorry - thge rotavirus passed our way a few months ago, and it's AWFUL! Our doctor told us to have Malka drink whatever she could! So we gave her regular formula. Sadly, the runny poops last for about 10 days - UGH. But the toxicity slows down after a few days, thus providing some relief.

ACK. How horrible for her (and you guys!)

Posted by Blogger Shelli @ 8:28 AM #
 

Poor Julia! Also, I did not know that one could survive without amoxicillin. When I was a kid, that's what I got every time I went to the doctor. For a while, I thought it was the only drug that there was, besides cough syrup.

Posted by Blogger Lauri @ 8:50 AM #
 
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