Wednesday, 17 December 2008

As if I needed something else to worry about...

Threepeat has a rash all over his trunk, spreading up to his neck and on his groin.

Back to the doctor we go...of course my doctor is doubled booked all day, so I see another of his associates...Dr. C. She was kinda mean and very abrupt, telling me that he does NOT have strep throat, he has a virus and that is what is causing the rash.

She told me to stop the antibiotics until the results of the throat swab that Dr. L took on Monday are back (maybe by 5:00 today, maybe tomorrow). I walked away cursing her under my breath...Dr. L knows EVERYTHING...who is SHE to second guess him.

I went for my LOOOOOONG overdue hair appointment and whilst I was waiting for my hair to "bake", I called the doctor's office to see if the results were in. They were. He does not have strep throat. He has a virus. I googled "viral rash" and found that Threepeat has roseola. High fever, often accompanied by febrile seizure, for 3-5 days and then 24 hours after the fever breaks, a rash on the trunk, sometimes spreading to the extremities.

Sigh.

Dr. L was wrong for the first time in the 15 years I have been seeing him. Dr. C, the biatch, was right. Dammit I hate when that happens.

So, needless to say, Threepeat is off the Zithromax.

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1 comment:

kia (good enough mama) said...

Oh, man. I hate those moments too. Admitting that I was wrong to doubt someone is fricking HARD...

I hope that, regardless of the diagnosis (diagnoses?), your little guy is feeling better soon. There sure is a lot of weird viral stuff floating around right now...

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