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Thursday, June 18, 2009

What a week!

The kids got back from vacation with grandma and grandpa last Friday. I noticed that TWO had a little rash going on. Grandma didn't know anything about it, didn't bother TWO, I just thought it was an allergic reaction to something. Saturday the little rash went from little to pronounced and by Monday morning it was just gross.

I got her into the doctor after I was done running ONE to VBS across town. Turns out that she has roseola. GREAT! Well really it wasn't a big deal just gross to look at. One was loving VBS (she can't wait for school to start in the fall). I didn't give it a second thought since mostly kids under 3 get roseola but yesterday afternoon she started to complain that she was cold. It is freaking 85 degrees, how can she be cold? But low and behold she has a fever. I hope she didn't have the fever at VBS. Well I am keeping her home from it today and hopefully she wasn't a typhoid Mary, spreading the virus to all the kids. I actually hope it was just a fluke fever that has nothing to do with roseola (or that she is old enough not to get the rash). I feel bad keeping her out of the last day of VBS but there is nothing that can be done for it. I promised her a movie day so...

For anyone wondering...
Roseola is a virus that effects kids 4 and under. In most cases, it starts with a high fever that can last 1-4 days. After the fever a rash breaks out that looks like measles. The rash typically does not itch and generally just looks bad. It is contagious during the fever stage and it normally takes about a week to 10 days between infection and fever. There is no vaccination for it and it is generally no big deal, however the high fever has been known in some cases to cause seizures. Roseola is typically over before you know what you have.

4 comments:

  1. Aww poor thing. I knew some mommies where their kids were infected with it. Hope she is starting to feel better.

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  3. My youngest had roseola a while back. The oldest never had it, so it freaked us out a bit. But -- we now know what to expect. :) Hope your little one is on the mend now. :)

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