Well, it’s been a minute since I’ve done a “Wordful Wednesday” and it’s about high time I get back into it…So, let’s hope this gets me back in the groove with it..
Week 3 of the New Year wasn’t so grand for us. A LOT of resolutions were broken…no work outs, no eating healthy, no family fun night, no blogging. Still, laundry was done and the girls helped me pair socks, that’s gotta count for something.
So, what, prey tell kept everything at bay and amiss at the same time? Our 16 month old, Shrimp. The Shrimpie. The Shrimpmeister woke up from her nap on Tuesday with a fever. We gave her meds, she was fine for the rest of the day and night. Fast forward to 2AM. She woke up wailing and why wouldn’t she? She was burning up…meds and milk, and back to sleep. Now it’s Wednesday morning and baby girl keeps scratching. I just think her eczema acting up. I go to change her and lift up her shirt and BAM, baby girl’s got little red bumps all over.
Have no idea what’s causing her to have all of this, but it just continues to spread throughout the day. Gave her a small dose of Benadryl, but it wasn’t working.
Next thing you know, the hives were all over her back and side AND were starting to connect and look like welts. Her face starts to get splotchy, but not yet affected and neither are her extremities.
Her fever is still around and hitting high temps…oh you know, 104.7 F…no big deal…YEAH, OK. Plus, she started getting little red bumps on her arms and legs now too. I took her into Urgent care where they diagnosed her w/an ear infection and possible Strep Throat b/c of her rashes(??? I never knew Strep and rashes/hives correlated). They took a Rapid Strep test which was negative, but have no clue what the hives are all about now that Strep got ruled out. I was told to give her a full dose of Benadryl every 6 hours and antibiotics for her ear infection AND let’s not forget the fever meds. Usually, she doesn’t mind taking meds. This time around, she is fighting with all her might and fighting so hard sometimes that throws it all up…
2 days later, the rashes are clearing from her back and neck area – where they were the most prominent on the 1st day. Now, they are spreading to her face. I take her to see her regular Pediatrician on Friday and when we walk in there, her cheeks are red. Immediately, he thinks she has “5th Disease” – the “Slapped Cheeks Syndrome“. But mind you, she just started getting them on her face that day. Still, he says it should pass and if she continues to have a fever on Monday, that I should bring her back.
Her face clears up by Sunday night…Her fever lingers a bit on Monday, but finally goes away. I think she’s finally out of the woods now (keeping fingers crossed!).
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