Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scarlet Fever!

I kid you not -- Ben has scarlet fever. We found out a few days ago that one of his toddler friends (with whom he spent some quality time in the sandbox last Sunday) has it, so when Ben started breaking out in a rash yesterday, we knew what to look for on webmd.

And of course it would be Memorial Day weekend, so his pediatrician can't see him until Tuesday. I called her today and described everything, and she said that it did sound exactly like scarlet fever, but she couldn't diagnose and prescribe without seeing him. So she told us to take him to the ER. We did, and managed to spend more than three hours there altogether, but we walked away with a prescription for antibiotics. He should be good to go for daycare on Tuesday, and hopefully the various symptoms will abate over the next few days.

6 comments:

Lucas'Mommy said...

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope that he's better soon! How scary!

leah said...

Oh, no! It seems spring can be a bad time for viruses (and bacteria, as the case may be). I hope he is well very, very soon!

rouchi said...

I hope he is well soon. nothing worse than having a sick child at home.take care.

tammy said...

Hi Julia,
I've been meaning to come by and visit your blog for some time now! Ben is absolutely adorable! Aiden and him are just about 5 mths apart (aiden was born 3/17/08). Reding through your posts it sounds like Ben is doing amazing with his CI and HA! Very exciting!

All of my mom's side of the family lives in WI too. We go camping there every year for two weeks ... I love its beauty. My family's in the Oshkosh/Appleton area. I look forward to following Ben's journey. Do you mind if I add him to my blog roll?

crazymamaof3 said...

goodness.. i had that once when I was 17ish.. Hope he feels better soon. So excited about all his recent postings..what a sweetie pie!

Lucas'Mommy said...

Hi Julia

Just wanted to let you know that Life with Lucas has a new URL:

http://lifewithlucasrc.blogspot.com

Thanks!