Posted on Sunday, August 31st, 2003 at 12:30am by Brett.
(Sunday, August 31st, 2003 at 1:30pm Japanese Standard Time)
Well...this might not be the best way to start an international trip. I had started feeling a bit bad yesterday, and my throat swelled up a bit when I slept last night. Then today, we had a going away party at my Gramma Kidd's house, and after, mom wanted to go to urgent care just to get some quick acting meds in case I was getting sick. They looked at me, said I had strep, and gave me a shot of penicillin (btw, OUCH). Then I started shaking really badly, and my (already slight) temperature shot up 4 degrees. They gave me some motrin, and kept checking my temperature, which kept going up. Finally, they decided to give me another shot (other cheek) of some steroids. In 15 minutes, that dropped my temperature 0.1 degrees. So by the third time the nurse checked me, I heard the doctor tell him that if my temperature went down at all, discharge me. If not, don't tell him. I was discharged. Nearly 2 and 1/2 hours later....weeeeeee fun! They said I should be feeling a moderately better by Monday.
On a brighter note, I have finished packing! And I confirmed my flight. So I'm all ready to go!