Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Streptococcus pyogenes

otherwise known as strep throat, has taken up residence in my baby’s throat.



Braxton is never sick.  He has the immune system of a small nation.  This, however, attacked with speed and force.  Twenty four hours ago he was kicking his way through Taekwondo, six hours later he had a raging sore throat and a fever of 102 degrees.


Unfortunately for Braxton, streptococcus bacteria are a bit more problematic for Cayden as they are known for spreading to shunts and heart valves.  So, any time the boys are in close contact,  Braxton will have to wear the mask.  Good thing they are typical brothers who don’t spend much time that close.


It’s worth noting that Steve is working in Denver this week.  It never fails…weeks like this always seem to be full of more than our share of challenges.  If a huge snowstorm blows in, the A/C goes out, the car won’t start or one (or both) of the boys get sick you can be sure it will happen when only one parent is home :(


I’d appreciate it if you would pray that Braxton would recover quickly with no side effects and that Cayden’s immune system would remain strong enough to fight off a possible infection.


I hope you and your families are doing well.


Thare said...

Poor sweet baby!! I will and I have been praying...for him, Cayden, you and Max!

Anonymous said...

Y'all are always in my thoughts and prayers . . . I hope that even as I post this the worst is over.
- Dad -