Cooper got ill very quickly today. He took a two-hour nap in the middle of the day, which hasn't happened in years. He woke up with a fever and headache.
Our pediatrician's office is super responsive. I spoke with an RN at 4:40 and got an appointment for 5:10.
The waiting room was filled with a crowd of miserable-looking children, including Cooper. I've never seen him so lethargic and sad.
The flu test came back negative, but the strep test came back positive.
He's been asleep ever since we came home, except for his first dose of antibiotic. He'll have to miss school tomorrow -- the first day he's missed of second grade -- but should be feeling better and non-contagious by late afternoon.
Now we pray that Steve doesn't get sick with strep! We talked with Dr. M tonight, and she's not ready to start a preventive antibiotic for Steve. She wants us to call back if Steve shows the slightest symptom of strep.