Monday, May 19, 2008

Lil' Mr. Blotchy

Lil' Bro is home again today. He was supposed to resume school. But when I got him up around 7am, he had a light rash on his cheeks. I thought, wow, I need to wash his face more. But he had just had a bath the night before. Within an hour, he had a rash over his whole face, ears and neck. By the time I got him to the doctor around 9:30, it was all over his torso and upper arms.

The good news is, they don't think it's viral or contagious. It seems to be a reaction (not allergic) to the amoxacillin he's on for his strep. He only has one more day of it so they said finish it off. It's not itching him. He doesn't seem to notice it. But it looks awful. But now (3:45pm), the individual spots have all blended together to give him this very sickly looking red blotchy patchwork all over his visible skin. Poor thing.

They said he can go to school tomorrow. But he's so low energy. I'm not sure he'll be up to school. He's been on the couch and very quiet all day. Not exactly what I'd call school-ready.

Anyway, that's my update today. He's still cute. Just blotchy.


Beck said...

Poor lil' fella!

ellesappelle said...

Aw, hope he gets better soon!

Kristen said...

Oh no - this happened to R, too! Only he had the rash and huge hives on his legs. He was only 2 days into his antibiotics, so we stopped him and luckily he hasn't had to have any since.

I hope Lil' Bro is back to his sweet, adorable self tomorrow!

Sarakastic said...

feel better lil bro!

Barrie said...

I also don't like to send a lethargic kid to school because I think of all those germs just sitting around, waiting for a tired body to pounce on. May the rash disappear quickly.