On Tuesday I woke up with the most pitiful sore throat. I managed to get through some of the work day, but finally decided to go to my PCP and figure out what was sabotaging my throat. Thank goodness I did because I had strep ;o(. I figured that was the case... which is why I went to the doctor to begin with. The only good thing about strep is that you can take antibiotics and feel better quickly. I really held out on taking the girls in to the doctor hoping that they could fight off whatever they had and build a stronger immune system, but with strep being a lingering possibility I knew it was better to have them checked. Dana took them in to a care clinic today and I guess they were never swabbed for strep, but Clara had an ear infection and (based on her symptoms) it was decided that Aiyana had an upper respiratory infection. Alas, all three of us are on antibiotics and Dana is still holding strong. I don't like antibiotics, but I'm sick of being sick so I'm game for anything that might lead to a speedy recovery. I have no PTO left at work and I have no patience left for illness. Mercy please!