Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mono Update

So far Jessica hasn't missed any more school, except for that hour and a half at the beginning of last Thursday. Yesterday I had trouble getting her up for school. She evidently didn't sleep well the night before and wasn't feeling well - tired, sore throat... But she still managed to make it to school. I wasn't sure if she'd make it all day, but she did - which is evidently thanks to the fact that she took a half hour nap in her first class!!

Jessica's friend that was diagnosed with mono on the same day last week has been sick for a week with her fever staying up at 102.8. She was really sick!

Jessica hasn't seemed to be too bad - for it to be mono. Maybe that's because of the anti-viral medication that she's on. At the directions of her CFS doctor, we increased her anti-viral last week back up to 3 pills a day instead of 1. Coincidently, a friend sent me an article that was just published about treating mono with Valtrex, the anti-viral, (as well as a new anti-viral drug not yet on the market). It just seems to confirm that we're doing the right thing!

At our family doctor's urging, I took Jessica back to get her re-tested today for mono to see if it was truly positive or not. And - it's still positive.


Sue Jackson said...

Amazing that Jessica is still making it to school through all this! She's come a long way from last year.

I thought that article about treating mono with Valtrex was great - solid back-up to what many CFS doctors have advised. I filed a copy in case Jamie or Craig get mono (they both test negative to EBV so far).

Hope she gets a good night's sleep and feels better tomorrow.


Us said...

Thanks Sue!

Lori said...

I am truly amazed and impressed. What a girl! Tell her my hat's off to her for making it through school.

Praying that she gets a great night's sleep tonight.

Us said...

Thanks Lori! She's in bed now - went to bed tired - and I'm hoping she gets a good night's sleep too!

I hope you and Jessie are doing well!