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Title: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 02:30:57 PM
My son was sick all weekend, I've been treating him with antibiotics, and he's all better and back to school. I went out yesterday morning, my throat was kinda hurting, but not too bad. I shopped for a couple of hours, nothing major, but I thought I was going to fall asleep driving on the way home.

By the time I get home, I can hardly walk, my legs are shacking, every single part of my body hurts, and I just can't stay awake another minute. So I napped until my son got home from school.

I rushed through homework with him and sent him to a friends house so I could go back to sleep. I didn't get back up the entire night, just laid on the couch. I had a 103.6 temp and was freezing my butt of. Remember we're in TX, and it's still summer. I was even freezing outside. This morning, after tons of Ibuprofen and antibiotics I had a 102.7 temp, and then my fever broke. I think I feel a little better now, but whatever it was, it kicked my butt!!! My throat and ear hurt so bad.  :'(

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Post by: biggfredd on September 26, 2007, 02:41:31 PM
That sucks bilge water. Glad to hear you're gooder.
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Post by: donnacrafts on September 26, 2007, 03:03:39 PM
Glad you are feeling better, need to watch when you temp goes that high, it can become very dangerous.
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Post by: cjturtle on September 26, 2007, 03:26:16 PM
I hope the antibiotics are doing their job and your throat and ear feel better soon. 

Glad to hear that your fever broke!!!  Keep an eye on your temp!!! 

Hopefully you will be back to 100% in no time! 
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 03:35:46 PM
Thanks ya'll.  :love005
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: wahm922 on September 26, 2007, 03:38:07 PM
Glad you are feeling better, my little guy has been sick too!

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Post by: signsintime on September 26, 2007, 05:06:54 PM
I wonder if we're passing it around on the internet? LOL My son was sick 10 days ago and never got over the cough. I took him to doc yesterday and he's got infections in both ears. He got antibiotics. No sooner did we get home than my throat started hurting. By 2 am I was miserable and couldn't swallow, breathe or sleep. I didn't know if I could take any OTC stuff while on this drug trial so I just toughed it out.

Got ahold of study nurse this AM and she said "yes!! Take something!!" so I took benedryl and tylenol and slept all day. Throat's not sore any more but I have no energy. Back to bed early for me.

Glad you are feeling better, Sade... lots of fluids and rest.  :h0161 :vibes
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 05:17:27 PM
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I wonder if we're passing it around on the internet?


Nope, it's these dang kids bringing this stuff home from school.  :(

My friend thinks I might have Strep. My freakin ear and throat are killing me. I've been taking Ibuprofen all day, and it isn't helping.

I do have a prescription of Ampicillan and that works for Strep. I wish it would hurry up and kick in. O-w-w-w-w!!!

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Post by: kellyww on September 26, 2007, 06:24:49 PM


Nope, it's these dang kids bringing this stuff home from school.  :(




I agree, I hope the antibiotics kick in soon..
Don't forget drink lots of liquids
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 26, 2007, 07:09:53 PM
Oh Sade...So sorry to hear you're under the weather.

I'll send good thoughts.

Strep? Antibiotics are a must to kick that outta your system.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: eotrg2 on September 26, 2007, 08:07:25 PM
I had a 103.6 temp and was freezing my butt of.

A 103.6 temp in an ADULT is go DIRECTLY TO THE ER, without passing go, or self prescribing old antibiotics. Toasted brain, seizures, etc would you like me to go on???

David

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 08:38:17 PM
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A 103.6 temp in an ADULT is go DIRECTLY TO THE ER

Eeeekkkkk.... why? It's down to about 100-101 now. The antibiotics aren't outdated. They haven't expired.
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Post by: biggfredd on September 26, 2007, 08:45:25 PM
They obviously weren't properly taken the first time.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 08:54:09 PM
No, it's a brand new pack of Ampecillin.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: NyxedMedia.com on September 26, 2007, 08:56:22 PM
From CNN's health library (http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DS/00077.html):

For adults
Call your doctor about a fever if:

    * Your temperature is more than 104 F
    * You've had a fever for more than three days

In addition, call your doctor immediately if any of these signs and symptoms accompany a fever:

    * A severe headache
    * Severe swelling of your throat
    * Unusual skin rash
    * Unusual eye sensitivity to bright light
    * A stiff neck and pain when you bend your head forward
    * Mental confusion
    * Persistent vomiting
    * Difficulty breathing or chest pain
    * Extreme listlessness or irritability
    * Abdominal pain or pain when urinating
    * Any other unexplained symptoms


All that copied, we deal with fevers around here by letting them do their job as much as possible. Fevers are, believe it or not, a good thing....they mean your body is working properly and burning off infection. Overmedicating yourself will throw things out of whack and prevent your body from doing its thing, thereby prolonging whatever ails ya.

Hope you're feeling better, Sade!  :l0085
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Post by: wahm922 on September 26, 2007, 08:58:59 PM
Yeah, what she said :up
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Post by: signsintime on September 26, 2007, 09:12:54 PM
I tend to be the kind to try and get the fever down. You feel better, your head doesn't hurt so much, and your body is still fighting the infection or virus whether or not you have a fever. For me personally, I can't take a fever. Even a couple degrees causes my MS to short out in my spinal chord. I knew I had a fever this morning when I couldn't walk right.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: biggfredd on September 26, 2007, 09:18:27 PM
None of which changes the fact that whatever the antibiotics were prescribe for in the first place, they should have been taken until all were gone.  To do otherwise only makes germs more resistant, since you haven't killed all of them.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: NyxedMedia.com on September 26, 2007, 09:27:26 PM
None of which changes the fact that whatever the antibiotics were prescribe for in the first place, they should have been taken until all were gone.  To do otherwise only makes germs more resistant, since you haven't killed all of them.

Yup! I just didn't touch on the anitbiotic thing because we don't generally use 'em around here.  ;)
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 09:49:57 PM
I have Strep. I just looked at my throat, and pushed my tongue way down, and it's a white groddy mess.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 10:00:17 PM
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the antibiotics were prescribe for in the first place, they should have been taken until all were gone.


The Ampicillan was prescribed for hubby a few months ago. Sealed in package pills, but he can't take Penicillin, so something else was prescribed. It's all good BF.  ;)
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: VintageSilver on September 26, 2007, 10:03:21 PM
 :'(

Sorry to read this.  I agree, fevers are nature's way of telling you that your body is trying to fight something foreign. I also agree that they shouldn't be second guessed.  If the temp is high enough (I take my Dr's. recommendation since he knows us best), we go to the doc.  If it's low grade - miserable as it is - we try to sleep, drink fluids, and wait it out.

Everyone has to follow their own body, and their dr's advice, IMHO.

All good info above - and I truly hope you'll take care of yourself and be back to 100% soon.   :l0085
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: planetsuze on September 26, 2007, 11:23:25 PM
Aw, Sade, I hope you are feeling better. It sux to have that kinda bug...  :sick
I hope if you aren't feeling a good bit better tomorrow that you consider going to the doc. Sooner if that fever jacks up again and stays. Ampicillin can kill strep, but if you haven't been tested... How can you be sure that's what it is? Also, if it's a penicillin-resistant strain, the Amp. won't work. I haven't worked in the ER since early 2000, so I'm not sure what their favorite antibiotic for strep is now. You might need a good ol' IM injection of Rocephin (http://www.rocheusa.com/products/rocephin/pi.pdf)...
As long as the fever isn't out of control, I'm generally with the gang that says let your body burn off the bugs. I used to hear if you don't let your immune system practice on some bugs, it won't have a clue what to do when it really needs to. I believe they are right. Lots of fluids, too. Trite as it sounds, it really is good for you!
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 26, 2007, 11:34:20 PM
Fever is maintaining at about 100. If it gets worse I'll go to the doctor. I googled Strep and it said they prescribe Amoxicillan for kids normally, and Ampecillin for adults. We don't have insurance, and I'd hate to go to the doctor just to have them prescribe what I already have, and be down $100.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: WayOutWest on September 27, 2007, 02:01:34 AM
yeah, typically amoxicillan or ampecillin for strep (least that's what theyve always given me).    Strep's going around in oklahoma and southern Kansas as well right now.   Hope you get better soon.   

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 27, 2007, 07:54:23 AM
I ate a bowl of ice cream last night, and it was wonderful on my throat.  :up Then I took a Tylenol PM and went to bed. I feel better this morning. I think the meds are kicking in. Maybe I can actually get a little sewing done today.  ;)
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: signsintime on September 27, 2007, 08:14:27 AM
 :vibes Glad you're feeling better. It's no fun to be sick. I'm feeling a little better myself today. I still don't feel like making signs tho...wanna trade? I'll sew and you make signs.  :h0035
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 27, 2007, 09:27:38 AM
I'd happily trade. Glad you're better too. I think I might take a nap first. I got DS of to school and cleaned the kitchen, and that was too much. I'm pooped.  :laugh:
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 12:57:34 PM
Well, fever is gone, alot of my energy is back, the white grossness on my throat is going away, but still tired.

So having said that; guess what I have to do tomorrow? Go ahead... whatever you guess won't be as bad as what it is... considering the way I'm feeling...







Boyscout event for 5 hours-with about 200-300 boys-outside. I have to organize games, and give out prizes. YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!! I can't even talk. Hubby says I'll have a megaphone, but I'm not sure anyone will want to hear what I have to say! :(

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Post by: ICToys.com on September 28, 2007, 01:04:39 PM
Is there any way to get out of it?   It sounds like you are finally on the road to recovery - I'd hate to see you relapse because of something like that. 

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 01:24:46 PM
No, no way out, I was Hubby's last resort, and he has no one else to help him. The people he works with have other things to do, and the BS of A (don't want it to be Googlable) are a potential customer. But I think my role will be changing, I am not organizing games and stuff, NO WAY! I will be in the shade, sitting on my arse, if at all possible.

We were supposed to go to a wedding afterwards, and that's not going to happen. I swear, they are trying to kill me.  :(
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Post by: VintageSilver on September 28, 2007, 02:01:46 PM
Sade,

Do you have boys in Scouts?  BS of A is a bad thing?   :?
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Post by: wahm922 on September 28, 2007, 02:05:07 PM
I was wondering the same thing?

Christopher joined scouts this year and we have our fist outing coming up at the state park, hiking and then planned activities after that.  We are all looking forward to it :D!

I think she's more concerned about being sick then about scouts maybe :077

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: VintageSilver on September 28, 2007, 02:08:04 PM
Oh D I'm so glad to hear it!  So, you have a Tiger among you?  I hope he enjoys the heck out of it!

After 11 years with my son, this year I started a new adventure as a Brownie mom as well.  We're camping out in a couple of weeks - and she can't wait.  She'll be thrilled (after years of tent camping with my son's troop) to see cabins and running water at the GS camps!  LOL
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 03:12:46 PM
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Do you have boys in Scouts?  BS of A is a bad thing?

 :laugh: No, I just don't want someone to Google it and come up with this discussion of me griping about going to this thing. My son is not in the scouts, but will be going tomorrow. Apparently it's a huge event, at a Camp around here, to get boys to join.

If this discussion could be moved to somewhere else, I'd tell ya'll all about it.  ;)
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Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 03:15:14 PM
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I think she's more concerned about being sick then about scouts maybe

Absolutely. It would be a blast otherwise. I'm just not up to dealing with that many kids.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 28, 2007, 03:39:05 PM

After 11 years with my son, this year I started a new adventure as a Brownie mom as well.  We're camping out in a couple of weeks - and she can't wait.  She'll be thrilled (after years of tent camping with my son's troop) to see cabins and running water at the GS camps!  LOL
I loved my years as a Brownie Den Mom. Myself and two of my g/friends had a blast. There is so much you can do and so many places to plan things.

Hannah and I have very fond memories of our times together doing Girl Scouts. Many MANY fond memories.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: wahm922 on September 28, 2007, 04:23:16 PM
I did brownies long before I was married and had kids, it was fun.  But now I have DH taking Christopher, told him that was a Daddy thing :077

We'll do the events as a family but weekly meetings and working out of the book are Dad's job.  What surprised me was the cost of everything.  They are requiring FULL uniform and the website gave me a price of almost $100  :o

We just got a shirt today from a friend and another Dad gave us a book last week so we're getting there.

He was placed in the Bear's so he has to work a bit harder to catch up :up

Sorry Sade  :back2topic and hope your feeling better  :l0085

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 04:26:51 PM
Is it expensive? Hunter also wants to take karate, and a place right down the road has a great deal for $19.99. You get a uniform and 3 lessons. I figure that's how many it takes to figure out if the kid really wants to do it, and before you spend a ton of money signing up, and then never going.  :up
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Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 04:30:13 PM
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I did brownies long before I was married and had kids, it was fun.


I signed up for Girl Scouts at 8 I think. I went to maybe 2 meetings, and sold one box of cookies, and I was done.  :laugh:
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Post by: wahm922 on September 28, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
That probably didn't come out right, I was never a GS myself just a leader for Brownie troop when I was working with kids.

As far as BS being expensive I think it is - was $48 to sign up and included nothing, everything else needs to be bought as well.  Uniform shirt, pants, socks, tshirts, sash, books and I'm sure there's more I missed so far from the homework I've done all this would cost over $100.

The first outing was a baseball game in Tampa (Devil Rays) and then sleeping on the field - no tents allowed to watch a movie on the big screen.  That was $30 a person so we didn't go plus what fun is it to be so called camping out in a domed stadium with AC :laugh:

Next outing, the hike was only $5 a person so we are going to that :up

He played soccer for 4 seasons but didn't want to this time - that was 10 weeks and cost $75 from the YMCA.  I think its cheaper if they sit home and play video games (couse mine doesn't know what one is)  :laugh:

So that $20 Karate sounds like a good deal to me - I say go for it!

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 28, 2007, 05:10:54 PM
We used our City Rec's Department...Talk about dirt cheap.

Ballet, Basketball, Belly Dancing, Golf, Tennis, Tai-Chi, Weight Lifting and so very much more.....

Two dollars a week with no set time frame or 20.00 for three months.

Can't beat that deal. Check out your city parks and rec. 
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Post by: Sade on September 28, 2007, 05:48:56 PM
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So that $20 Karate sounds like a good deal to me - I say go for it!

It's only a good deal if he gets tired of it in 3 visits. Then it's $90 a month and tournaments which cost like $130 each. I think, I know it's expensive.
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Post by: eotrg on September 28, 2007, 06:51:48 PM
I was a Daisy Girl Scout Leader and a Brownie leader when our girls were that age. I had an extra fund set up for any girl who could not afford to go to an event and also  if there was any girl who could not afford their uniform or dues. Plus, our local Girl Scouts Council store also sold used uniforms and books. (They can also often be found on eBay, and then you just have to buy your own local patches and sew them on, so that saves a lot of money.)

As a leader I would never leave a child out because they could not pay, I knew who those "at-risk" girls were, and if it looked as if they could not attend or were hesitating due to cost, I would go ahead and pay for it out of my pocket or the troop funds if we had them. It was quite amazing to me that somehow, some way, it always worked out that we would end up with enough money in our kitties to do everything we wanted and needed to do. (The other moms and dads were great about chipping in an extra buck or so whenever we were planning an activity that had a cost involved.)

Those were wonderful times, and that brings back a lot of great memories of when the girls were young. :heartB Deborah
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 28, 2007, 07:25:50 PM
Same here Deborah.

We (my 2 g/friends and I) set up "slush" funds out of our own pocket for those that couldn't afford to do whatever was being done.

The used uniforms were a Godsend...and also most of our girls had older sisters that handed down their uniforms..but not the badges. <smile>

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: serendipity on September 28, 2007, 10:21:02 PM
I was a Girl Scout through 8th grade. I was at the Junior level (second-highest level) when I stopped. There just were so few girls doing it after we hit junior high, and almost none at high school level. The boys in our area had MUCH more active scouts at high school age. My brother is one of many Eagle Scouts from his group.

We used to buy my uniforms used as much as possible, from area consignment shops, other troop members, etc. We would buy the sash new, because that wasn't too expensive and gets everyhing sewn to it so wouldn't hold up so well to reuse.
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Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 28, 2007, 10:43:43 PM
My brother is one of many Eagle Scouts from his group.
We would buy the sash new, because that wasn't too expensive and gets everyhing sewn to it so wouldn't hold up so well to reuse.
How proud you must be of your brother making Eagle Scout...quite the honor.
When a young man hits Eagle Scout, they are spotlit in the local newspaper with an article stating what their final project was and how long it took to achieve it and an interview with the Eagle Scout.

I agree, boys followed through till the end of high school more so than girls. Girls started dropping like flies come middle school and most definitely before high school.

Yep..the sash was always new. Consignments, eBay, the Girl Scout Council Office..there are always used uniforms that are in good shape to be found.

Myself and my two co-troop leaders had a quasi-agreement written out with the parents of our group. We had a rotating calendar. Each parent signed up for being responsible for snacks and drink three times throughout the year. It worked real well and the daughters were always real proud of their parents contribution. AND it was always a group effort when putting on holiday parties...as it was so much fun and most times a badge was involved also.

Good Times.
Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: VintageSilver on September 28, 2007, 11:11:49 PM
 :hello3

Danielle!!  Don't you DARE spend money like that for Cub Scouts.  Ahem, you happen to know someone 'well connected' in that area...and you know how to reach me outside of this forum!  I'll hook him up, and I must say that your pack has RIPPED you off, if they told you those fees didn't include at least the handbook.   :0195  Also, the Council has what is called a 'campership' fund for ANYONE who applies.  It will subsidize the purchase of anything the pack requires you to have for your son.  They'll ask you to contribute what you can (can be anything from $1.00 to whatever) and they'll handle the rest.  It's confidential between you and the council.  Just call em  ;)  It's not just for camp - that's just the bsa name for it.

Ryan will complete his Eagle by spring.  He's taking on a large project for Greensburg, a city that was (literally) wiped off the map on May 4th west of us.  Due to the civic involvement, it'll take more than the 90 days the boys usually plan on for their Eagle project.  We're really proud of him, and he'll be the 4th  Eagle Scout in our (combined) families between DH and I.  I met DH by helping on HIS Eagle project (back in about, oh, 1923...)   :laugh:

At any rate...needless to say, I'm a very strong advocate for scouting.  It's just another way for boys to learn and grow into the young men we all hope they'll become.  I also think community sports are the way to go.   :up  Around here, they're almost a bigger organization than school sports, with the exception of HS football.



Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: eotrg2 on September 29, 2007, 09:04:57 AM
A lot of BS talk going on here!!!  :0240 Oh that BS of A talk. Yep, I too am the holder of one of those bald bird patches. Received my Eagle in the largest Eagle Court of Honor in history at the time. 14 of us received our Eagle at the same time. That wasn't quite 1923, but it was 1963. That VintageSilver is getting OLD. Might want to get out the silver polish for her.

There are a TON of readily available sources for scouting $$. But you are going to have to take the step of asking for it. As a new member neither the council, nor the pack leaders can read your mind or your checkbook.

David

Title: Re: 103.6
Post by: Southern Jewel's Fab Finds on September 29, 2007, 09:31:35 AM
A lot of BS talk going on here!!!  :0240 Oh that BS of A talk. Yep, I too am the holder of one of those bald bird patches.
Good one David! <smile> Quite an honor oh yes it is.

Every organization, albeit school based, community or whatever has money stashed for members who don't have the money at the time. It's always worked into the budget.

^Kim,

High School Football...Love, Love, Love it! I know what you mean...Friday Nights in the South mean just one thing...High School Football!

Go Dreadnaughts!