Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Speckled, Splotchy, & Polka-Dotted
Sickness has been lingering for over a week now. A week ago Sunday Ruth Ella became sick when we were at church....not fun! Her sickness started out with diarrhea, then came the low grade fever. We gave her Tylenol and watched her for a few days to see if this would pass, we don't like to rush into the doctors office....because other wise we would be there a lot;) By Thursday her fever was spiking up to 102 without any reprieve from the Tylenol, and she had a runny nose. Friday I took her to the doctor and she was diagnosed with a bad sinus infection and placed on Penicillin for 21 days. Being on medication was a first for Ruth Ella. She started her medicine and I thought for sure she would be better within a few days, well I was wrong. She kept a fever until yesterday and was still having diarrhea. Yesterday (Labor Day when doctors offices are closed) I noticed that Ruth Ella was looking a little splotchy, by last night she was speckled, this morning she was covered in a polka-dot rash! So, today back to the doctor we went! Ruth Ella is allergic to Penicillin!
Here is what her back looked like......
The rash is all over her scalp as well, and poor baby that seems to be where she scratches most, the top of her head. This rash seems to be worse than her sinus infection, she just can't find peace. These are the times I'm oh so thankful she has her thumb to help sooth her.
Ruth Ella is off all medications for her sinus infection (it seems so much better), and just taking Benadryl for the rash. While at the doctors office they checked her white blood count and it came back showing that she has a viral infection.....yet no fever today, so she's at the end we pray of the virus. Enough of this sickness we are ready to see our sweet girl feeling herself, and have her appetite back. We are praying she wakes up in the morning, well on her way back to normal.