Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Baby Measles

So, we now know why Eli had a fever last weekend and was miserable. He has Baby Measles or Roseola. It had nothing to do with the vaccinations, thank God. It is a virus that is more common in the Spring that causes a really high fever for a day or two and then a bad rash (that doesn't itch or hurt) for up to a week. There is no vaccination for it yet. On Monday he had a couple little spots on him, but it just looked like he'd scratched his stomach. Yesterday, he had a few more so I called the doctor and they told me to keep an eye on it. Today, he's COVERED (only his arms and legs are rash free...even his throat has it)! We took him in this morning and they filled us in on all the details of Baby Measles. He was mostly contagious to other kids during the fever, so I'm so glad we never left the house. I'm definitely not taking him anywhere until the rash is completely gone (which could be up to 4 days more). He doesn't act like it bothers him at all. We got through the bad part of it last weekend. There's really no way to know where he got it because it can take 5-15 days to get it, so I can't really narrow it down to any certain place. I'm just glad we know what is going on!

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