Thursday, January 31, 2008


Yesterday, Kyle woke up with yet another sore throat. This time, instead of waiting for the fever that turns Kyle into a crazy man, I took him right in. Sure enough, Strep Throat. This is his 6th or 7th time in a year. Before we moved here, he only got Strep once, and that was while we were in Utah for Christmas. So, as you can imagine, I'm loving this...that was sarcasm...not really. I wish you could know how Kyle is when he's hurt or parents know the REAL Kyle...other than that, I'm not sure who else has really witnessed the insanity. If he even draws a bit of blood, he freaks out. I literally mean, FREAK OUT! Sometimes he jumps around, other times, he turns and just runs away (kinda like Forest), anyways, it's weird and annoying. He burnt his finger at my mom's house one night, (cause he wanted to see if the fireplace REALLY was hot). Anyways, he made my mom attach a bag of ice to his finger while he slept. (After crying for at least an hour) The next morning, he was STILL milking it. Those are just a few examples. So, add a fever to his throat that already hurts, and it's a nightmare. Anyways, the doctor told him he would probably have to get his tonsils can only imagine how well that went over. So, she put him on a drug: Omnicef to try to keep the bacteria away (his last strep throat was less than a month ago). This morning, I was helping him out of the shower, and noticed a rash over his body. So, I called the doctor, and sure enough, HIVES. He's allergic to omnicef.

When I told him, he was ecstatic! Seriously. He was so excited to "be allergic". Apparently at school that's high on the conversation list. I overheard him talking to Jake and Kristin:

Kyle: Yeah, and the doctor said, I'm allergic! You two aren't allergic. Mom? Are Jake and Kristin allergic?

Me: Well, Kyle, you're 7 and we just found out you were allergic, so we'll have to wait until then to find out.

So, heaven forbid he get a scratch, get his tonsils out, or anything else...his day was made by finding out he was "allergic". May all of our days be so exciting!


Pricilla said...

That is so funny that being allergic is so cool. Sounds like getting the tonsils out may be the best solution, that is crazy to get strep that much. btw... when is your new pricing going to be up? We might be coming to Utah and I was just curious.

Nurse Heidi said...

He and Rachel are kindred spirits. Nuff said.

Jen said...

I'm working on them this weekend. I'll keep you posted.

Unknown said...

So funny!! I remember once when Kyle was smaller and you were trying to clips his finger nails...I'm pretty sure I saw the REAL Kyle that day :)

Bethany said...

That Kyle is F.U.N.N.Y - funny, funny, funny, guy! Hey, when Evan got it twice in a short period of time they wanted to test him to see if he was a carrier. Don't really know what that means or if it would change his prognosis. Just and FYI I guess.