Thursday, June 12, 2014

Scarlet Fever

Dear Readers,

On Monday I woke up with an awful sore throat.  No cough drop or honey would soothe down the pain.  I went to work anyway thinking it would get better.  To make things worse, I had a rash all over my body and I assumed it was caused to an allergy to my sunblock.  My skin reacts very easily to any kind of lotion or sunscreen so it was my regular assumption whenever I get a rash.

That Monday night I had the chills and my sore throat got worse.  I went to the doctor the next day who confirmed I had the scarlet fever which is an illness with a characteristic rash that is caused by a strep infection.    So now I am taking antibiotics to treat my strep throat.

A scarlet fever and strep throat infection is contagious but within 24 hours of taking the antibiotic I would be less of a risk to other people.  I really hope my kids won't get it.  I should have checked with the doctor right away!  Never take symptoms for granted and check with your doctors if your body is reacting differently than usual!

I am already feeling better which will come handy because I have much to do this weekend.  We went to IKEA to buy furniture in order to organize my little home!  I'll show you my new craft/doll station once it's done!  My father will also arrive on Sunday to spend his summer vacation with us so it will be very busy!

Here below is my little girl playing with a play kitchen while we were at the IKEA store.  She has a Strawberry Shortcake play kitchen at home but of course, she had to sample this one!




21 comments:

  1. Oh, honey, I feel ya! I had my first case of strep throat in years back in April, only it was in my sinuses, too. The antibiotics made me feel much better, but the day after my diagnosis, both girls said they had mild sore throats, so Mr. B took them in so all 3 could be tested the next morning. Yup - we all had it! Mine seemed better, but less than a week after I finished my entire bottle of Amoxicillan, the sore throat came back. I was diagnosed with an abscess, and had to have a shot and a whole other round of antibiotics. I really, really hope yours clears up with the first round! And if anyone else in your family mentions a little sore throat, or nausea, or even a weird headache, have it checked! Strep is so weird sometimes.

    LOVE your little girl playing in her kitchen! Can't wait to see your craft/doll station. HUGS! xoxo

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    1. I really hope so too Danzel! Children are sad little things when they get sick!

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  2. Jane, I am so sorry that you are sick and really hope the kiddies do not get it. Take care of yourself & get plenty of rest. Your daughter is adorable playing with the kitchen. Looking forward to seeing your craft/doll station when you are up to it.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I will try to take pics once I organize everything in its place!

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  3. Hope you feel better soon!! And that your family doesn't get it too!!
    My daughter was a bit angry with that kitchen when we saw it before, the tap wouldn't give her any water, she tried and tried... =) At home we have a toy-oven made by my father, she likes that one, even do it wont get hot like the real thing =)
    Looking forward on that craft/doll station!
    Feel better soon!
    Hannah

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    1. Your daughter is so cute LOL!!! Mine does not mind the non-functioning sink. She does not have a sink with her play kitchen at home so she was fascinated with this one!

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  4. My darling! Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry for the sickies! I didn't even know adults could get scarlet fever (#ignorant), I know they can, but I always think of it as a childhood illness because I always read about it in kid books, ha. Please take care and feel better soon! I was just at Ikea today, by the way. So cute to see your little princess playing! xoxo

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    1. I didn't know scarlet fever still existed nowadays! But good thing is that modern meds will most likely prevent the bad consequences of the illness unlike back in the days when it could be lethal.

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  5. Hi Jane Cherie, So sorry to hear you have Scarlet Fever! Please rest as much as you can, so you can really get well. I hope your little darlings don't get it. Enjoy your time with your father. He just wants to see you happy and well. I love the image of your little girl playing with the IKEA kitchen. So sweet! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! My dad will be happy to see his grandchildren! I think my daughter loves pretending to cook :)

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  6. Oh hon I hope you are on the fast recovery! Its terrible when the kiddos get sick but your little angel looks happy playing chef!

    I got the chickenpox when I was 35, thank goodness for modern medicine I only suffered for one day..but oh what a terrible day. I feel for you!

    Rest, healthy foods and happiness to you all!
    Hugs ~J

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    1. Thanks Jane! Chickenpox? Oh my that is so unusual. I think I got it when I was very small!

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  7. Bonjour Jane,
    J'espère que vous êtes parfaitement remise et surtout que toute la petite famille va bien !
    Gros bisous. Joce

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    1. Merci beaucoup! Je vais déjà mieux!

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  8. Hello from Spain: I desire that you're better and your health problems. I like the toy kitchen. Keep in touch

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    1. Thank you Marta! I am feeling better already :)

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  9. Dear Jane,
    I hope you feel better and wish you a very quick recovery. Your little girl playing with the kitchen set is an adorable sight.
    Take care!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you Drora. My girl loved that kitchen! I am quite tempted to buy one for her!

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  10. I'm really sorry for you and I can totally understand you, cause I'm having exactly the same throat infection at the moment. It's horrible :(. I hope you'll feel better vey sun!
    I love that IKEA kitchen - it's very cute. I'm sure your daughter had fun playing with it :).

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    1. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! It's an awful infection really.

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    2. I'm recovering slowly, thank you :)

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