Monday, November 23, 2009


Poor Nora. She had croup two weeks ago, then she had pink eye last week, and it's still hanging on and making her life slightly miserable.

Then today, I noticed a worm in her diaper. Gross. Super gross. We went to the doctor and he diagnosed her with pinworm. This makes me feel like a bad mom, like I was letting Nora play in an open sewer or something. I wasn't. I promise.

While we were at the doctor's office (for a bazillion hours), they took her temperature and, surprise- it was 103.5˚. I didn't really even notice that she was hot at all. (Now I really feel like a bad mom.) She had been a little fussy, and I had given her Tylenol a few times thinking that she was working on a tooth, or something. The doc looked in her mouth and thought her throat looked red, and I remembered that a few days ago, she got a fine red rash on her flank so he thought maybe she had scarlet fever.

But, she doesn't. She just has the flu.

After we got the kids into bed Tyler asked me what parts of Nora are contagious. I think he was referring to the pinworm, but I could only answer, "what parts of Nora aren't contagious?


krissiecook said...

Wow, she is giving Job a run for his money.

The Clark's said...

oh man! We were going to call you today to go play, but I think we'll wait till Nora gets better.

Bridget said...

Oh no! That is so sad for you and the little one.

Rice-Ball said...

That's no good! To answers Tylers query, yes pinworms are contagious, really! They live in the rectum/intestine of their host, then they come out (usually at night) to poke their heads out and breath. Everyone in your family should get dewormed asap! How do I know about pinworms you ask...well working as a Veterinary Technician, intestinal parasites are one of my specialities-I know that's gross! :)

heidi nielsen said...

Oh Lindsay...gross. Good information though =). Too bad for little Nora.

Myriah said...

Oh my gosh! Poor Nora! Poor you!

I'm never having children.

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