Before I get started, I want to warn you that I’m going to be posting pictures of what I’m writing about, so if you’re grossed out by rashes, read no further 🙂
Most of you who read my blog come from Facebook, so you probably saw that Harper was running a fever yesterday. His fever got up to 102 and then finally broke in the evening. He was fussy all day long and you could just tell he wasn’t feeling well. He has been cutting teeth like crazy (he is up to EIGHT now!!!) so I assumed it might be teething again since he had no other symptoms. He’s had some bumps on his arms that Benji and I thought were mosquito bites, but this morning they looked different. He also had some new ones appear on his legs overnight. Luck would have it that he happened to have a well-visit scheduled for today. Long story short, the pediatrician told me that he thought he either had chicken pox or a rash caused by a viral infection. He couldn’t tell me which one for sure because he said there was one bump (top left corner in the picture I’m about to post) that wasn’t “common” with chicken pox. So…I’m posting a picture to get opinions from other moms who’ve dealt with chicken pox or anything similar:
Can any of you tell me what the crap this is?! IS it chicken pox? He has 2-3 on each limb, a couple on his neck, and a couple on his face. The one in the top left corner is the only one that looks like that, all the others just have one blister.
I don’t know…I was just really surprised that the pedi couldn’t tell me which one. He didn’t seem concerned either way. He just told me to make sure Harp doesn’t scratch them and to put Benadryl cream on them every day until they go away. He said to call if it gets worse. Hopefully it won’t.
Other than that, his check up was great. He didn’t have to get any shots – thank the Lord! It would’ve broken my heart after the day he had yesterday.
He currently weights 25 lbs 10 ounces (93rd percentile) and is 30.25 inches long (86th percentile). His head is 19.5 inches around. So big that it doesn’t even get a percentile…see: