Looks like we’re planning a trip to the pediatrician early morning walk-in hours tomorrow. Cordy’s not-so-well feeling has now turned into a nearly full-body rash. Thank goodness I’m not the panicky mommy who would think she was suffering some incurable disease and take her to Children’s Hospital right away. My mom works in the medical field, so I have a bit of knowledge of things medical. And although I’m not a doctor, I do find my way to WebMD more often than most. I entered her symptoms, and I’m pretty sure it’s roseola.
According to the various sources out there, roseola starts out with a fever and a general out-of-sorts feeling for a few days. Then the fever breaks and the rash begins, on the torso mainly but sometimes spreading to the extremities. The rash can’t be treated, but luckily isn’t itchy. Apparently nearly all kids get this at some point before 4 years old.
Cordy’s friend Ben had roseola at the beginning of September, and we worried she would get it then. I have no idea how this particular bug snuck past our Purell defenses. At least if it is roseola, it will clear up soon and she’ll never get it again. I’ll update after tomorrow’s doctor’s visit.