Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Welcome to 1910!!

So, last night Rocky noticed Maggie had a pretty bad rash all over her body. Very similar to one she had 2 years ago. 2 years ago, we were convinced that she had chicken pox as she had some blisters on her face, but she didn't have a fever or really act sick. So we took her to the pediatrician. Who was stumped. Dr. Sorenson said it wasn't chicken pox, but didn't know what it was. So, on a hunch, she took a throat swab and discovered that Maggie had Scarlet Fever. Basically, group A strep, without the strep throat. She was put on antibiotics. The next day, Rocky started feeling sick and spent some time in SameDay Care getting a shot of penicillin and didn't get it too bad.

I took Maggie to the pediatrician today for the same rash. She was starting to get a little blister by her mouth by the time we got in. Dr Sauer was fairly certain she DIDN'T have scarlet fever, but to humor me, took a throat swab. He came back 10 minutes later with a "well, what do you know." He has never seen a child with scarlet fever that had no other symptoms. He recommended we have a throat swab done when we go in for Maggie's well child visit this fall to see if she may be a carrier for group A strep.

After Rocky took Maggie home, I called the OB's office and stumped them as well. Nurse Shelly actually had to check the CDC website to be sure that the baby nor I am at risk or at any higher risk. She's confident that as I'm healthy, there's no elevated risk for either of us. With Rocky's luck, he'll be the one to get it!!

It was fun playing "Stump the Medical Professional"

1 comment:

  1. Zoinks! Twice? I had Scarlet Fever once as a child, but it included a high fever and some other icky symptoms. I guess it's lucky that she's not having other symptoms, but I'm sorry she's having to deal with it AGAIN!