My all over rosiness has faded. The antibiotics are kicking in, and I'm feeling much better. I look forward to getting my appetite back. It will be nice to enjoy tasting something yummy again.
This scarlet fever literally sneaked up on me at the end of a busy week. Even though I wasn't feeling so great, I had to get the published books out for my son's school. I would type a book here and there between housework and the kids' activities. On Friday night, my son participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I was with him at the field on and off throughout the night. We came home around 1 a.m.
On Saturday morning, my feet were extremely itchy. After pulling off the sheets, I discovered a rash covering my feet and legs. I knew that it was scarlet fever because my 9 year old had it two years ago. I never had a sore throat this past week so I didn't think that I could possibly have a strep infection. Afraid of letting the infection go on too long, I went to the hospital to get treatment. As my husband juggled the four kids at home, I sat in the exam room for two hours reading my book. Overall, I felt pretty good. No appetite and itchy, but nothing too bad. My hospital time became some "mommy reading catch up" time. Moms take our quiet moments when we can.
Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words and well wishes! I'm glad to be back:)