Well, because Stephen had to be at work super early, I couldn’t sleep at all on Tuesday night. I was up from 1-something to 5:15am. 😦 When I finally got back into bed, I slept soundly until nine, though.
I needed to go grocery shopping for the week and also stop by Publix to pick up a few of the sale items before the sale ended, but I had no plans to do anything else.
When Maggie reminded me about the welts on her leg (which had shown up the day before), I took a closer look at them. It was weird, they almost looked like mosquito bites, but not quite. She said they reminded her of the welt that had shown up when she had scarlet fever last year. O_O I decided we’d better get her to the doctor, even though I knew how tiring of a day it would be if we did.
So, I called and got her a 3:30 appointment. The kids all wanted to go shopping with me so we got ready, had lunch, and left around 12:30. We didn’t have time to go to Publix so I just planned to do that after her appointment. Joshua wanted to stay home, and when I found out that Stephen was getting off from work, I was happy to tell our son he didn’t have to come. 😉
Maggie, Samuel and I were five minutes late to the doctor, but it wasn’t a big deal. Samuel played in the little house in the waiting room and watched Peter Pan. 🙂 We got called back within about ten minutes and saw Rachel, the physician’s assistant (PA). We told her about the similarity between the presentation of the welts this time and last year (when she had scarlet fever), but after looking at the rash closely, she felt it was probably more likely to be a reaction to a bug bite. She asked if I still wanted a strep test and I said yes, that it would make me feel better to see a negative result, and she was totally fine with that. The nurse came in and swabbed her throat, and we waited for five minutes. Rachel came back in and said she wouldn’t have believed it, but Maggie was positive for strep – she has scarlet fever! She said her case was “one for the books.” Haha, it feels good to be right. 😀 Not that I want my daughter to have an illness, of course, but to know what’s going on before the professionals feels good. She prescribed an antibiotic for her, as well as a steroid cream for the itching and inflammation, and we were out the door.
We drove down to the library and I used the wheelchair to transport the bags of books inside so I could sit if/when I needed to. My uterus was being its normal “irritable” self for late afternoon/evening, and I was having lots of contractions. Bleh I got a good number of movies for me and one pregnancy book, while Samuel and Maggie got several books for themselves.
We finally headed back in the direction of home to go to Publix, but it was 6pm by this time and Stephen called to find out what was going on with us. 😛 He told me just to pick up dinner from somewhere, which I really didn’t want to do because of the whole weight gain thing, but I just inwardly vowed to order something healthy or nothing at all.
We went into Publix, got her medications and a few other things, and then went through the drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and nothing else for me. Yay me. lol
Had dinner and then crashed once Samuel was in bed. 🙂