Tuesday, November 15, 2005
It is official. I am sick.
My peri's office did a strep test for me. I called them for a referral to somewhere that I could get it done quickly and one of the NPs said "Just come here and I'll do it."
Of course, they don't have the rapid strep tests since they don't do those normally and they have to send it to the lab. They said it takes 2-3 days for the lab to get it. HOWEVER...she did not see any strep colonies and felt it looked like swelling of the throat due to sinus drainage.
And...if it is a cold and nothing more....
I can still breast feed because my milk will give the lowercase antibodies against this particular virus and he will not catch it. They said that if I'm still worried, it is fine to scrub thoroughly for 3 minutes and then wear a mask while I'm with him so that I don't breathe my germs out on him. The same goes for Mr. W, however his nose is draining forward, so he can't easily wear a mask. It is rather inefficient when you have to continually remove it to blow your nose.
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