Man has it been a long week, and it is not even over. Well Monday we had a big snow storm here on the east coast so we all stayed home. Monday night, before bed Gavin complained about his eye bothering him and then he work up with his left eye swollen shut and a rash growing! Instantly I began to trip out and we rushed Gavin to the nearest ER thinking he had some weird allergic reaction. While in the ER his fever spiked to 103! After some meds and rest, they informed us that it must be some sort of viral rash.
Ok so what the heck is a viral rash and are we about to be quarantined! The ER doctors were no help. They only explained that a chicken pox is a viral rash, but what he has is not a chicken pox, it is a non descript rash, give him some Tylenol for the fever, and benedryl for the rash. The bright side was that he was in good spirits and acting pretty much like himself. But to me all of that did not explain the swelling eyes.
Good thing I called the pediatrician because I took him in on yesterday and lo and behold he has Scarlett Fever in need of antibiotics! As soon as I heard Scarlett Fever I was thinking like in the olden days and people died! Apparently it's a lot like strep throat and she has seen 5 other kids in the past two weeks with the same thing going on. I was going to post a picture of my poor little scaly boy, but I won't embarrass him like that. But he's on the mend thank God, and in very good spirits so I'm glad!