Friday, February 18, 2011

Strep Face

Last week, Haley got a cold. I didn't think anything of it. She just had a runny nose. No sore throat, no fever, nothing. The only thing a little weird was she had these dots on her nose and face. I talked to Cherice about it and she told me that Kinlee had just gotten that with a cold. Well, Thursday night, Jake had a fever and sore throat. I barely got him into the doctor and he had strep. He was actually so excited about it. Jake is the only one of my kids with tonsils in his throat. Jake also never gets sick. I think he loved the attention of taking him to the doctor, getting medicine, the whole bit. Kinda funny, really. When I got home from taking him to the doctor, Haley had a fever. Naturally - I had just gone to the doctor, and now they were closed. I gave her motrin and sent her to bed. The next morning, she woke up with dots everywhere! Her face was red, swollen, and there were dots everywhere! I debated taking her to the ER but decided to wait a few hours for the doctors office to open. When we got there, the doc told me that this was bad. She too, had strep. But it had settled in her nose, not her throat, which caused sores to go all over her face. She has horrible sores in her nose and all over her face. Her nose would literally bleed just from being so runny. We put baby oil on it to try to protect the skin, but nothing helped. Since it was so bad, she had to get 2 shots of antibiotics in her legs and an oral antibiotic for 10 days! She about died with the shots and wouldn't walk for the rest of the day. She also didn't dare to pull her pants down to go to the bathroom. She was really being ridiculous. Apparently the shots were really thick and very painful. A week later, the scabs have fallen off, but the skin is still really tender and pink. The doctor told me she will have a full recovery and I really hope so! The kids have been saying that Haley has 'strep face' instead of strep throat. It's really funny. Haley also calls the sores on her face her 'dots'.


4 comments:

troy said...

What a sad face in that last pic. Hope she doesn't have any scaring marks from this. She is beautiful even with strep face.

delilas said...

Poor Haley, she seems to be handling it well. Strep is a bad thing and can find all kinds of place to hide. I just read on my friends blog that her brother in SLC is the the hospital with cardiac problems from strep throat. The doctor will sometimes do a culture on my kids bottoms if they find cant find it in their throat. I have never, knock on wood, had strep throat. Good Luck with all that.

The Olson Gang! said...

:( so sad... She is such a trooper though! BRAVE GIRL!

Doug said...

Haley, I am so sorry you had to go thru your problem. I hate to see you suffer. But it appears that you handle it really well. I'm so proud of you and I love you.
Grandpa Korth