Saturday, May 31, 2008
Name That Rash
It wasn't heat rash after all. Thursday morning she woke up covered from head to toe, including her palms and the soles of her feet. It bothers her some, but not too much. Being Gloria, she was still full of smiles and giggles. She spiked a fever of 103.2F in the afternoon. And Ezra had a slight rash too. I checked the other kids and nearly all of them were running a fever in the 99.5-100.5 range. Yet everyone felt fine. I called the doctor, but we didn't see him until today. Meanwhile, Clark, Joy and Sam ended up with high fevers and Grace has swollen glands in her neck. Whatever it is, they all got exposed at the same time it seems.
Knowing we don't immunize, the doctor went through every possible childhood rash and ruled them all out. In the end, he couldn't figure out what it is either, other than a virus, and just advised us to avoid spreading it by waiting 24 hours after the fever ends to go anywhere. He wasn't worried about her since other than being spotty she's fine.