My Son Has Strep Throat!

United States
December 7, 2007 8:38am CST
My son was coughing the last few days. I didnt think much of it because he has croup. Its a barking cough but nothing in his lungs, and no way to cure it. He gets it every year in the winter. Now monday He got up for school and had a fever bad. He was burning up. I had him stay home and took him to the doctor. He has strep throat. Wonderfull! He has been a big lump the last few days. He is taking his meds and its making him feel better but he still looks like he dosent feel good. My poor babys sick. He was bummed out because his Christmas concert was last night and he couldnt go. I told him if he only had a cough I would have let him go but he has strep and he could give it to the other kids. He understands but its still a bummer. I just hope the rest of us dont get it. My other son is a pain when hes sick and I dont want to go through that. Have you ever had strep? Are you getting sick because its winter?
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5 responses
@sacmom (14314)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Your poor boy! I hope he gets better soon! I've never personally had strep throat, though my sister did when we were teenagers. My kids, husband, and I are currently sick with a cold though. We've had it for the past 2 weeks. Yuck! We are just about over it, with a little bit of a runny nose and a cough. My oldest got it the worst. My poor baby threw up more than once a few days after he caught it. The rest of us were lucky and didn't throw up, though it was still a bad cold for all of us.
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• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank you and I hope your family gets better soon to. I hate being sick and throwing up...thats the worst!
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I hope you and your family get over your cold.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
7 Dec 07
I do hope your son gets better Copper. Make sure he gets the proper nutrition along with his medication. It'll help. Try to get him some lemon/lemon tea, and honey(if appropriate). Make sure he doesn't exert himself and if he needs to nap/sleep, then he needs to do that, let him at it. He'll recover in due time. He'll bounce back better than before too. As for me, so far its more random aches but nothing major. Not even any real cold symptoms. I hope my luck holds out.
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• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank You. I hope he does to. We found out today the younger one has it too. :( I hate when they dont feel good. Its like I cant help them. I made sure he has plenty of juice to drink. He has been sleeping on and off the last couple days. I also bought him ome popcicles to sooth his throat. Hope you stay sick free!!
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• United States
7 Dec 07
Praying for you and your son . For complete healing before Christmas .
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• United States
8 Dec 07
Thank You.
• United States
7 Dec 07
I have had strep before it is no fun. I am getting getting sick but i cant its a combo between not sleeping and taking care or my kids.
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16 Apr 11
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