Monday, January 21, 2008

sick

Does Pearl look a little flustered to you? She started getting spots all over her body this weekend. On Sunday it was really bad so we took her to Urgent Care. The doctor wasn't 100% sure, but he thought it was an allergic reaction to the antibiotics she was taking for an ear infection. Not measles or roseola or something like that. So she's on steroids and allergy medicine. No improvement yet, though, so I'm a little skeptical. If any brilliant doctor** (or mother for that matter) would like to give me their diagnosis, please do.


**Are brilliant doctors reading my blog? Probably not, but they should be.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has Pearl been miserable? I hope she's better today. AG

Bon said...

where did the spots start? is she swollen at all?

shugee said...

poor sweet little thing, hope she's feeling better

wendy said...

I had an allergic reaction to a sulfur based antibiotic and had a horrible, itchy, spotty rash covering my entire body. I was put on steroids, too. I had a lot of energy, felt irritable, and wanted to eat all of the time (only one of the side-affects was unusual behavior for me--lots of energy, if you couldn't guess).

I hope Pearl feels better.

Reba said...

I showed my dad your post and he said what your doctor said sounds right, but then told me maybe I shouldn't tell you he said anything since he didn't catch your gallbladder problem....

Abby said...

Reba- Your Dad's so silly! He's a great doctor. I will be forever grateful to him for checking me out even when our insurance wasn't accepted at his office. So kind.

Wendy- I'll have to ask you more about that and compare. Also, you are never irritable and you're the healthiest eater I know!

Bon- The spots started on her face, if I remember correctly. Not swollen as far as I can tell.

Overall, the rash is pretty much gone except her cheeks are still very red and sensitive. She has a checkup next week, so hopefully we'll figure it out then.