Saturday, May 8, 2010

Under the Weather (Part 2)

Well, we thought we were out of the clear with Callum's weird behavior and 102 fevers that had been going on this past week, until I was summoned downstairs this morning to find that my son had little red spots all over his stomach and back and around his ears and face. It looked as though he developed some kind of rash all over most of his body. My first thought was "Oh no, what if he has the measles! How is that even possible?!" I instantly went into panic mode and was on the phone with the doctor's within minutes. We were able to have him seen within a couple of hours. Sometimes I don't know what's worse, seeing the doctor, or having to wait in the doctor's office for 45 min. waiting to be seen. After the doctor walked in, she looked at him and almost instantly knew what was going on with him. Apparently our son has something called Roseola, which is a common virus found in infants and toddlers. It starts with fever that lasts for several days and dissapears, following an onset of a rash. All of his symptoms were right on and explained his "extreme" crabbiness and lack of energy. He was actually the 4th case of it that she had seen this morning and she explained that the rash may get worse before it goes away and it could last 5-10 days, but he will be fine. I am hoping Avery doesn't develop the same thing since it is contagious, but we will be watching her very carefully for the next few days. As for Phil and I, we are able to breathe once again and are soooo relieved to hear that it is nothing serious. We can put our crazy thoughts of thinking the worse behind us now and enjoy our Mother's Day weekend.

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