I don’t remember if I mentioned in the last post or not that we visited our pediatrician on Monday afternoon. Having no references when we moved here, I just picked his name out blindly from a list. Turns out I’m excellent at that because he was wonderful!
I’m hesitant to give out his name because he’s already incredibly over-booked (think of booking at least a month out for the next available appointment) but if you’re desperate, email me and I’ll share his name. But for now he is Dr. D.
Dr. D talked with us for a good twenty minutes about possible infections Jack might have. He taught me so much of what to look for in the next child (sores from hand-foot-mouth disease, rashes, swelling, etc.) which I am grateful for. It was concluded that Jack could possibly have roseola, but since he didn’t have a rash yet we couldn’t confirm it. (Roseola starts with a very high fever – think 104 to 105s – and after 3-5 days the fever dissipates completely and a rash forms all over their chest area.)
Lo and behold, I noticed a rash all over his body the next morning in the bathtub. Luckily with roseola they 1) only get it once in a lifetime, and 2) the rash doesn’t bother them. And he’s not contagious anymore, so our incubation period is up! It’s nice to know what it actually was, rather than always wondering if there was something important we missed.
And I finally got to take Jack outside again, where I may or may not have sprayed him with the sprinkler on purpose. :)