Clash of the Titans (At the Microscopic Level)


Prescription Madness, originally uploaded by bill kralovec.

We took the children in for their annual “wellness” check yesterday, a few days earlier than we had originally planned. Both Owen and Oliver have not been themselves lately and have had fevers.

All three children were diagnosed with the streptococcus bacteria, or what is commonly known as strep throat. Earlier both Nadia and I were tested positive in a throat culture for the bacteria. So we are the strep family, all of us taking medication to kill these blue (due to the biological stain probably) little Monerans. We went to the Bellin Health Clinic on Shawnao Avenue in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The children’s doctor is Dr. Jane Danowitt. We are very pleased with her services and trust her. Below are the results of the physicals.

Owen (5  years old): He weighed 44 pounds and 2 ounces which is in the 50th percentile for his age group. His length measured 45 inches which is in the 60th percentile. Owen’s bow legs and pigeon toes are not a medical concern. Owen had an ear infection. Dr. Danowitt said that this is one of the many different symptoms of a streptococcus bacteria.

Oliver (3 years old): His weight was 33 pounds and height was 38 & 1/4 inches which are both in the 75th percentile. His neck and stomach cysts were not of worry nor his raspy voice.  The doctor saw that both his ears were badly infected. The little bugger never even complained. He is a tough guy!

Ocean: Ocean’s nine months old and her weight was 20 pounds 11 3/4 ounces (90th percentile) her length was 28 inches (85th percentile) and her head circumference 46 centimeters (97th percentile). I think those high percentiles are thanks to Nadia’s prodigious milk production.

All three children were prescribed amoxocyllin for the strep and Dr. Danowitt suggested we put the boys on a good multivitamin with D and calcium. The three received blood tests for lead  which will come in a few days and other tests. All were normal except for Ocean’s iron was a bit low (70 with a low range of 73) so she is now taking FeSO4 supplements.