Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wankie's Back

Much to everyone's relief, Wankie returned to us.  We picked him up from the post office yesterday morning.  The Magster squealed in delight when she saw him again.  Then she ditched 'China Wankie' faster than she eats a bowl of ice cream.  

Thanks to our adventure to the Southland last week and a case of strep throat, La Nina is getting an extended Spring Break.   We saw the doctor yesterday and she's been on antibiotics for 36 hours now, so she's feeling better, but she's still not right.  She took a two hour nap today, and still went to bed close to on time.   It's the second time she's had strep throat in her life, and here's the strange part: both times she developed hives as part of the strep infection.  

When we saw the doctor and I told her about the hives, she said it was a very unusual symptom, but one we should really pay attention too.  Apparently, hives can be a sign that someone is immune suppressed and still vulnerable to infection.  Who knew?  When her immune system is restored, the hives will go away.  It's kind of nice clue as to how she's doing.  (Incidentally, the hives are better, but not gone.)  

We've replaced all the tooth brushes, and we're keeping our fingers crossed no one else gets this bug.
The reality of a sick kid immediately after a trip means a serious lack of groceries in the house.  Thank goodness our town has a drive through diary and I tend to stock frozen vegetables.   Our family has survived on one ten-minute run through the grocery store and daily trips to the diary.  From the drive through, we can get milk, bread, eggs, cereal, a number of condiment, hot dogs and mac and cheese.   La Nina didn't spread her germs past the back seat of the mini-van, and we ate.  Gotta love the diary.  


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