Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just keeping my fingers nimble...

After swearing off community forums , I found myself drifting back to the place where I hung out in virtual reality for four years. Not the same site, but the same people.
Why oh why do I need to add my two cents worth or debate morons , sometimes at the same time....
It could be worse, I could be a frequent talk radio contributor...

Monday, April 28, 2008

The long sleep....

It wasn't writers block but a mean virus that felled both of the kidlets and us big people too.
Despite the three of us undergoing that painful annual rite of passage known as the flu shot, all of us came down with the virus. The younguns fought back successfully but the man and I took four weeks to start to feel back to normal. Mid march , katiekins was feeling under the weather , had a headache, vaguestomachissues, ( sounds like Idon'twanttogotoschoolitis) so I took her to the medical centre with the idea that it may just be a UTI. The on call physician took the urine sample and asked me if she could swab her throat for strep... even though the girl did not have a sore throat . She swabbed her non aching throat for.... strep.... and it came back positive. I'm grateful for the good doctor using her intuition and not writing her off ,

According to the DHPE...
Signs and symptoms depend on the type of illness caused by group A strep. Strep throat causes fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands. Strep skin infection causes red, weeping skin sores. Scarlet fever causes all the symptoms of strep throat plus a characteristic rash on the neck, chest, skin folds, and inner thighs. The rash can often be felt easier than seen.
Early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis are fever and severe pain, swelling, heat, and redness at a wound site. Necrotizing fasciitis is known for the speed with which it attacks and destroys muscle and flesh.
Early signs and symptoms of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome often include fever, dizziness, and confusion. Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome has no sign or symptom that distinguishes it from other illnesses.

Some people are natural carriers for strep, when activated , antibiotics need to be administered pronto. Of course her older sister got it a week later , and I was swabbed twice just to make sure that I wasn't typoid marying it too.

Since our infestation, I have been bleaching all counters,surfaces, laundering towels daily ( each person has their own towel) and enforcing the frequent handwashing policy.

Adding to the sick family robinson scenario, my beloved has been tested for mercury poisoning due to handling the stuff when he was a teenager and swallowing amalgam in a dental chair accident a month and a half ago. My research has sent me to the iaomt.org ( smokingtooth video on You Tube )and I urge everyone to take a look at a deadly poison that is classified toxic waste yet placed in millions of peoples heads daily.

Spring has sprung, I have a new camera ( a newbie SLR), the girls are excited about getting out on the bikes and hope springs eternal.