Our Week

I know it has been awhile since I have posted and it seems like I start every post with this statement but we have had quite a week.

Lauren has been congested and snotty for a couple of weeks and I was worried that last week I was going to be making a trip to the pediatrician and even made a comment when I took Rachel last week that we would probably see her again soon with Lauren. Sunday night Lauren had a fever of 102.2. I called Monday morning and that same morning, she started developing some sort of bumpy rash around the outside of her mouth. Her diagnosis at the doctor's office was a double ear infection and she prescribed her Augmentin, an antibiotic that she has taken a couple of times before.

Tuesday, I had a doctor's appointment and Lauren stayed with my aunt because she was so fussy and was up every 2-3 hours Monday night. Wednesday, her bumps on her mouth continuously got worse until the daycare called me and said that the rash had spread to her feet and hands. I had to go get her. At this time, it was 4:00...doctor's office was not going to be able to get her in so I just brought her to the ER to get checked out. Basically, they said that the rash in her mouth is completely unrelated to the rash on her hands and feet and now it had spread to her entire body. She apparently had an allergic reaction to the Augmentin and the rash in her mouth is something like the Coxsackie virus. They gave us a new antibiotic and something called a magic mouthwash...and can I just say...that stuff is MAGIC!!!! It is a compound mixture of Maalox, Benadryl and Lidocaine. She slept all night last night for the first time in two nights...it was bliss!!! The good news....she is feeling MUCH better today and she got to stay home with Daddy today.

I am hoping that she is completely well by Monday. Poor baby!!! Her ears hurt, her mouth hurt and she was covered in bumps from head to toe!! I felt so bad for her.

So, today, we visited with the ENT doctor to schedule an appointment for tubes. I should get a call tomorrow from the scheduler to see when that happens. It was the best thing we ever did for Rachel.

It's just been a busy but crazy week but....it's over for me!!!! Work-wise! Tomorrow we are taking a family day! We are going to ride the train in Ft Worth. Rachel is going to be so excited!

I hope to blog more regularly but I am done promising.....



Rachel Moss said…
Glad your crazy week is over!

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