Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bumps and Baskets

Drake's fever finally broke Tuesday morning. Which meant that he broke out in bumps. I thought it was hives or chicken pox. I was freaked out hard core. Can I let you in on a secret? I've never had chicken pox and I am terribly afraid of getting them. My uncle got them when he was in his early 20's and he was staying with us at the time, and he got really sick. I guess it's shingles when it's not a childhood disease.

Anyway, we did a lot of research on Google before losing our minds and I am glad that we did. Turns out its roseola, which is basically a fever rash. It's either viral or bacterial in nature and there isn't a cure for it, because it clears up on its own in 2-3 days. It usually follows a cold or flu, but can come on when a child has a fever for multiple days. When the rash appears, the fever has broken and although it looks terrifying, the worst is over. I called the doctor to make sure that is what it was, and they said that it sounds like that is what he has, but keep an eye on him to make sure that nothing else develops. So far, he's been back to normal. But he looks like he has the plague or something. Spots everywhere. On his hands and face and feet and legs, torso and back. Even his little butt and bits. Terrible.

The worst part is even though its not contagious and it doesn't itch, it gives me the heeby jeebies looking at it and I've been scratching and itching like crazy. I know it's all in my head though.

On to more pleasant news.

Today we got a package from UPS. Which is odd because I didn't order anything and it was addressed to Drake. Which is even odder, because I don't think Drake knows how to shop online (yet). Turns out that Brian's grandparents in Valpo sent Drake a present! Inside was an Easter basket filled with candy and a stuffed little bunny. Drake loved the bunny and even bit its butt so it's now initiated into the Brotherhood of the Bitten Butt Babies, a selective collection of stuffed animals that Drake abuses in all sorts of manners. There was dark, white, and milk chocolate bunnies and eggs, chocolated covered marshmallow eggs, Jelly Belly sour bunnies and all natural fruit jelly beans. It's a lot of delicious candy. Drake liked the marshmallow eggs the best. I split one with him and then he stole my half, running away laughing maniacally as he stuffed it into his mouth.

I snapped a few pics and emailed them to his grandma immediately with a thank you so I wouldn't forget. It was a nice surprise.

I've been working lots this week and even found time to do some laundry- including folding it and hanging it and putting it away. Who am I?? Speaking of which, my laundry's done, so I have to continue the good fight against clutter. Right now I am winning the battle, but losing the war. The tides are turning though. I think I will give an offering to Athena to see if she will bless me in battle. :)

1 comment:

  1. Kinda sounds like 5th's disease too. http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/fifth.html#

    But both are recoverable! If he's going to get chicken pox, better get 'em while you're young! Most schools require varicella (chicken pox virus) vaccinations anyway. As a Shingle's suffered, I can tell you they DO SUCK!

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