Friday, February 1, 2008
sick little boy
I thought I would clear up some confusion about AJ's sickness last week. It always amazes me the rumors that get started and what they escalate into. Anyway, Sunday morning AJ woke up vomiting at a very rapid rate but no fever. The persistent vomiting lasted for about 4 hours and slowly subsided. By the next morning, he appeared fine and we were off to Orange County for a couple of days. By the time we got in the car to leave, he had started itching quite a bit. He has eczema so I didn't think too much of it at the time. When we got down there, I had to leave the kids with my mom and it was off the the dentist (again) for me. When I got home, my mom told me about how AJ was itching all over and uncontrollably. With his dry skin, she had put lotion on him but this didn't seem to help so I gave him some Benadryl whey I got home. We were then off to dinner for my sister's birthday. At dinner he started itching again and when I got to looking at him, I found a red raised rash all over his entire body that was very hot to touch. I gave him some Motrin and then I noticed that the rash was spreading to his face. I was worried about his respiratory tract being affected to I left Elizabeth with my parents (to go line dancing) and took the boys and was off to urgent care. When we got there, they got us right back. It turned out AJ had a fever of 101.3 and hour after the Motrin. After looking him over from head to toe and confirming his respiratory tract was not affected, the doctor decided it was some sort of spider bite that had caused this reaction. All said and done, I am not too sure on that diagnosis but he is much better now despite the scratch marks that he has from itching so much. I hope he doesn't ever have to go through that again - it was horrible to watch!