Friday May 22nd was Elijah’s last day of Kindergarten. Yay!! Unfortunately, he was unable to go to school to celebrate.
On Tuesday night Elijah started complaining about a sore throat and on Wednesday morning he woke up with a high fever. He continued to have a fever (low-grade and high) on and off, however he was getting a lot of rest on Wednesday and Thursday and we hoped that he would be able to go to school on Friday. I am such a worrier, but I figured he probably had a cold (or flu) so of course I gave him Motrin and Tylenol every 3 to 6 hours, kept him sipping water, gave him lots of hugs, and applied the necessary cool wash clothes to comfort him and bring his temperature down. By Thursday afternoon Elijah was acting like he felt SO much better and he told me his throat wasn’t hurting that much. I had even called his teacher Thursday night and told her Elijah was feeling much better and we couldn’t wait for us all to attend his Kindergarten graduation celebration Friday morning. Sadly his sore throat persisted and by Friday morning around 6 am he had a 103.2 temperature.
Later on that afternoon I stopped by Elijah’s school to pick up his things and drop off a present for Elijah’s teacher (an apron we made that says # 1 Teacher with an apple logo made in vinyl). After briefly speaking with a school administrator I found out strep throat was going around the school. Of course I immediately called his Pediatrician’s office and managed to get him in right away. Surprisingly he protested and insisted he was fine. He really did not want to go to see Dr. Hodson. He was so apprehensive. —I am not sure where this started from, but Elijah gets so worried when he has to go to see a Doctor. For some reason he is afraid we will have to leave him there. (It may be related to Jonah’s stay in the hospital).—
SURE ENOUGH he has strep. AND we found out Saturday morning after discovering hives and a red rash on his hands and feet – Elijah is allergic to Amoxicillin. He is now on another antibiotic and he is doing so much better.
I feel so bad he had to miss the last few days of Kindergarten. Thankfully his WONDERFUL teacher Mrs. Young provided him with a Kindergarten Memory book chalked full of pictures and special memories from the school year. She even gave him a CD full of pictures of his classmates. There is no wonder why she was name TEACHER OF THE YEAR. I only wish she could be his 1st grade teacher too!
Here’s to a fun and HEALTHY summer!!!