Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Keeping Life Interesting

Barrett has had a rash that started on his back for about two weeks. It didn't seem to bother him so we weren't really concerned, until yesterday.
He went to school yesterday and when he came home, the rash had spread to his face, his ears, his head and it was covering his body.
He also developed a nasty diaper rash throughout the day too and we weren't sure if the rash was the culprit. It was so bad he cried when he had to sit down...it was so pitiful!
We decided to schedule him an appointment.
I called the doctor's office and we were able to get him a 7:30pm appointment in the after-hours clinic.
Jason made it home by 7:00pm so I could leave Amelia with him while Barrett had his appointment.
The doctor took one look at him and knew exactly what he had. Bear had a viral rash, pityriasis rosea, and it will go away on it's own. It could take up to two months for it to clear but no medication is needed!!
What's up with my kids and their crazy viral rashes?!
The diaper rash was a different situation. Barrett had developed a full blown yeast infection that started and grew into a nasty monster in a 10 hour window and that needed some medication.

Hopefully we're on the right track to getting our little man feeling better! Nothing like a late night at the doctor's office...we like to keep life interesting in our household!

*Update: Barrett's diaper rash is healing so nicely. The medicine really helped after one night and he was getting back to his old self this morning. I love my boy's sweet smile!

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