After Julia's first trip to Urgent Care on Saturday we had high hopes. But, she wasn't showing any signs of improvement. In fact, it was quite the opposite-- she was getting worse. We tried Tecnu along with a few other over the counter creams plus the antibiotics, but her rash was not only looking worse, she was feeling miserable too. Tossing and turning and aching all over, we went back to the doctor today. By this time she was running a fever and the doctor suspected MSRA. The nurse took a swab sample, pricked her twice for a blood sample, and gave her a shot of Atarax to relieve her itchy skin. They didn't have a shot of antibiotic to begin the initial healing process so I went to the pharmacy immediately to pick up the new prescription. The doctor said that if this heavy duty antibiotic was going to work we would see it in a matter of hours. If not, Julia should go to the hospital for intravenous meds.
We continued to pray and waited to see if there was any improvement. There was! The swelling went down. The redness began to dissipate. Her fever went away.
Just have a look for yourself!
Even the raised, weepy rash appears to be drying up.
The main thing though....
is that Julia's spirit is back up. She was feeling very discouraged.
And as her Mom, this was very hard to watch.
My poor baby.
November is a busy month for Adam. He was chosen as a finalist for a full ride scholarship to one of 8 colleges and will know at the end of this month whether or not he got it. Just in case he is preparing a couple of other college applications to send off at the end of this month. He is also applying for different grants and scholarships. Wow is there a lot of paperwork involved-- and he is doing 95% of it! I am sure he can't wait till this process is behind him.
Caleb made the basketball team.
There is so much going on with the kids.
I wish I knew where to start.
Inappropriate use of Ipod...
Trouble at school....
Though some of these things happened a few weeks ago I haven't found the words to share yet.
Today I began yet another writing curriculum with Galina, Anna, and William. We are focusing on doing research reports. As we read a sample report on the U.S.S. Constitution, William could not get over how the writer referred to this ship as a "her". When he read, he replaced each "she" with an "it". He was truly beside himself that an object such as a masculine ship could be referred to as female.
Let's just say, that this made for an interesting last hour of home school.