You got strep throat. Yay. You’d had a cold/allergies for a solid two weeks, which wasn’t surprising considering the amount of time you spent playing in the bountiful leaf piles in the yard. So, your continuously running nose and cough were no indication that anything out of the ordinary was going on with you. Business as usual.
But, then you started acting wild. Really, really wild. So much so that even school made a point to let us know. You weren’t listening, you were hyper, you had absolutely no control. You would just run around with wide, glassy eyes, which is how you look when you’re overstimulated. You also started wetting the bed.
Then, when we got home from school Friday, you turned your head and there was a big lump in your neck. That’s it! To the doctor!
With absolutely no other symptoms but a lump, hyperactivity, and my gut, we showed up at the pediatrician’s office on a Saturday. Lo and behold: strep throat.
We started you on antibiotics immediately.
You calmed down, school noted you seem to be back to your old self, and you stopped wetting the bed (knock wood!). Oh, and your lump is gone too. Thank you, antibiotics!
But, I have a question for the Mommy Blogiverse out there: Has anyone else experienced hyperactivity as a symptom of strep, or is that just my weird kid?