Little House

16 Oct

When I was little, I got strep throat plenty of times, but I never had a rash with it.  Strep with a rash means scarlet fever.  As soon as the pediatrician said “James has Scarlet Fever”, I instantly thought, isn’t that something you got if you lived on little house on the prairie?  I don’t live in a prairie; I don’t recall pulling on a pair of bloomers under my jeans this morning. 

I know this is silly, but I had no idea that scarlet fever was a “thing” anymore.  Thank goodness that someone figured out the bread mold was actually medicine.  Scarlet fever really isn’t a “thing” anymore now that we have penicillin.  James is feeling better.


Posted by on October 16, 2010 in Uncategorized


3 responses to “Little House

  1. Casey

    October 16, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Oh no, I didn’t know it was still a thing either! I hope James is feeling better soon…


  2. unmitigated me (m.a.w.)

    October 17, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I’d have fainted. That’s what Beth had in Little Women! Thank goodness for Dr. Lister!


  3. mrsmouthy

    October 29, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That is so crazy. Make sure you go burn that MoFo velveteen rabbit now…



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