Monday, February 18, 2008

Things I didn't know before I became a parent

The throat is not the only mucus membrane that can contract strep.

'Nuff said.

8 comments:

susan said...

oh, best wishes for full and speedy recoveries! Ouch.

Chili Pepper said...

Ouch! I had no idea you could get strep anywhere other than your throat. Can I ask which area of poor MM is affected? My sympathies, for sure. Little Chili is only recently recovered from his scarlet fever followed by strep throat. That was a fun two weeks...
I hope everyone feels better soon.
Chili.

P.S. Apologies if the spacing in my comment is out of whack. I'm posting from my Ipod Touch, and while it is a great device, it does mess up the line endings sometimes.

liz said...

Chili, let's just say it took us a while to get to the BOTTOM of the matter.

Your spacing is just fine. And thank you both for your good wishes!

Ramblin' Red said...

Yeah...that's an ouchie one.

Isn't it a fascinating education, this thing called parenthood?

kathy a. said...

aaaack! the strep germies, they all suck. so do a billion loads of laundry [on the "boil and disinfect" setting].

there is much to be said for soothing baths -- baking soda, oatmeal, aveeno.

Gary Oxford said...

Have those Streptococcal buggers no sense of decency? Get well soon, MM.

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Yep. My son had strep butt last year. Poor thing

purple_kangaroo said...

Oh my goodness. Poor little guy! I had strep throat many, many times as a kid. I can only imagine it would be worse in other places. Ugh.