Wednesday, June 13, 2007
So the what was wrong with Evan mystery has been solved.
I got home from work last night and one of the first things Earl said was "take Evan to the doctor tomorrow" I was of course instantly worried. Earl proceeded to tell me that he noticed a red blotchy rash all over Evan's face, neck, back and tummy! I wondered how that could have happened so quickly, he had clear skin when I left for work.
It was another long night last night. Evan again did not want to sleep. Only this time it wasn't because he was running a fever, or sick, the little monster wanted to play! He was just simply awake! So it was a long fight, including a bottle, and some lulling to get him back to sleep. He was up at 12am and he finally went back to sleep at 3am!!! So I'm a little sleepy today.
Anyway I called Dr Anderson first thing in the morning. Evan was awake at his regular 8am. They could fit me in for 10:10 am so off I went.
I love my Dr! He walked in smiled at Evan and I then asked what was going on. I told him the whole story about the fever over the weekend and now about the rash Earl found last night. He asked me with a chuckle "How many times he throw-up". I said "once". He said "Your lucky." then left the room for a couple of seconds and came back with a ear thermometer. I removed Evan's shirt so he could see the rash and Dr A took his temp. He looked at the rash and shook his head. Looking at Evan he said "Are you giving your mom grey hairs?" He then proceeded to tell me it was a common virus called Rosavirsa and we had the classic case. He also said it can be rather dangerous, not because of the virus its self but that its really hard to diagnose until after the fever when the rash appears. So with out a diagnoses some doctors will treat it as a different problem or give parents a heart attack by ordering a battery of tests. I asked if we where now over the worst of it and he said everything will be just fine the rash should disappear in a couple of days. I was relieved of course. Dr Anderson gave me the instructions that if the fever returns to bring him in and then he sent me on my way.
I'm now glad that I have an answer. With so many unanswered questions even in the 14 months Evan's been in my life it's nice to finally know what was wrong on this occasion.
The only other thing I have to say is my fence is almost built! OMG it seemed to take forever! All we have to do is finish the little touches like the cap along the top and shorten the post sticking up to a more esthetically pleasing length.
Well that's it for me today! One more evening of work and I'm off for a couple of days. Yippee!