Tuesday, October 16, 2007

"I don't want to worry you"

Hello Houston, we have a rash!

As I was leaving the train station yesterday on my way to the house, I finally got ahold of B. He was acting weird and I finally got him to say what was up. It started like this.... "I don't want to worry you, so I will just tell you what is going on when you get home."

Yeah, nothing like those words to get your mind reeling.

In the end it turns out L just had a rash. B called The Saint and my mom to see what to do about it and a dose of benadryl seems to have done the trick, but this morning he STILL has a slight hivey rash. It runs across his shoulders, up the back of his neck, on his forehead and a bit on his belly. I am still holding out hope that it is an allergic reaction and not the start of a viral infection -- although his increased crying/whining seems to suggest that SOMETHING isn't right. Poor guy is constantly scratching though and I found out The Wife let him try duck sauce -- so that could be the source of the problem.

Anyone have any suggestions??? Rash kinda means anything, right? I hate this part of parenting.

DS tidbit: Diagnostic tests are about 99% accurate in detecting Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities. However, because they are performed inside the uterus, they are associated with a risk of miscarriage and other complications. For this reason, they are generally recommended only for women age 35 or older, those with a family history of genetic defects, or those who've had an abnormal result on a screening test. If you're unsure about which test, if any, is right for you, your doctor or a genetic counselor can help you sort through the pros and cons of each.

1 comment:

nicole said...

Poor guy. Hopefully it isn't something viral and he'll get past the pesky little rash soon.