For the last several weeks Arabella has had one thing after another. It started three weeks ago when she cut her top four teeth all in the same week. She was miserable, wouldn't eat and had a heck of a time sleeping. We got over that and then her cough that she has had for months got worse. We took her into the doctor and she had RSV and a double ear infection. We started her on antibiotics and figured things would be fine. The next week she had her one-year check-up (of which except for the illnesses she is doing great 18lbs and I think it was 29 in.) At the check-up the doctor say that her ears were still not better and her cough was not going away. He then put her on another antibiotic and started her on the asthma medication, Singulair. She also received her 12 month shots and a finger stick to check for anemia, she was not a happy kid from all of that. Well on Thursday of last week she started running high fevers (as high as 104.6 F) and being miserable again. On Sunday she developed a spotted rash on her trunk and we thought she was getting chicken pox from the shots. After talking with the nurse we thought that it was instead roseola, except that she was still running the fever.
Well when she gets up this morning Annika comes in to tell me that Bella is all red. I thought she might have been red from crying, but alas we cannot be that lucky, she was completely red. It didn't look like roseola but I did the usual internet check for possible causes and came up with it being either roseola or measles, great...
I took her into the doctor and thankfully it was not measles, however, she is apparently allergic to amoxicillin and it was causing her body to be covered in hives. The doctor ran lots of tests and even had a second doctor come in to give an opinion. They still have no idea what is causing the fever, her ears still have the infection, she is still covered in red and she is still miserable...poor baby.
She is now taking Benadryl every six hours, Motrin every six hours, Claritin every night before bed and her other medicines of Prevacid every night and Singulair every night. As well as starting another antibiotic in a few days. For a kid who has been relatively healthy this has been a crappy month.
My spotted baby
Everywhere but her legs were covered