Since mid-November, someone (or usually multiple "someones") has been sick more often than we've been well.
This. is. not. normal. for. our. house!
I almost feel silly saying that. Anyone who has seen us the past few months would have absolutely no reason to believe that statement.
What is going on?
I'm trying to do more research...and be more prepared.
I just received a shipment from Amazon 3 days ago, very appropriately timed:
A Kid's Herb Book: For Children of All Ages
So you know I cracked those new books open hard to see if I could figure out what was going on with Elisabeth.
I am totally not opposed to using "big guns"...when those are necessary. But for many common childhood ailments, gentler more natural remedies are appropriate and can be administered right here at our house.
But after doing some research and talking with a couple of friends, we had Elisabeth diagnosed here at the house...and knew that "big guns" were in order this time.
So after Elisabeth and I spent 3 hours in Convenient Care this afternoon, we left with a confirmation of our diagnosis...and a prescription for Amoxicillin.
What does my precious baby girl have?
And Scarlet Fever.
And two Eardrums that the doctor said looked like "hurt like the devil". (I really thought at least one of them had probably ruptured by the way E was acting right as we were heading out to Convenient Care. The doc said they had not, in fact, ruptured...but that they would have felt better if they had!)