Ember Gets Sick

My poor little girl has scarlet fever 🙁

Ember was sick all weekend and I finally took her to urgent care yesterday when her had-been 99 degree fever went up to 101.5 (after four days) and she broke out in a rash all over her body.

At the urgent care her temperature had gone up to 102.7 and they diagnosed her with scarlet fever.

I was shocked that my poor baby had had strep throat the last four (or so) days and I had no idea!! I’ve been with her every second of the day, most days with her in my lap, taking care of her and never once had the slightest inclination that she had a sore throat! She never complained about it! She just had a fever and was irritable in the night, but during the day she was upbeat and cheerful!

Now looking back at her crankiness at night I feel so awful for my poor baby. She must’ve had the sorest throat and been suffering so much. My heart breaks for her. All I want in the world is for her to be a healthy, happy girl and for her to have had such a painful illness for four days makes me want to cry.

She’s been peacefully sleeping (after a dose of tylenol and a dose of amoxicillin) for a couple hours. Blogging about all of this is making me want to go pick her up and snuggle her like crazy. Gosh I love that girl!! I am so thankful for antibiotics and that with them she can heal from this illness!

This first picture is of her on Sunday morning after a bath. She’d thrown up a handful of times at this point and was chilling on the couch watching TV. (At this time I still thought she had a stomach virus)  photo 004resized_zps04401866.jpg

The rest of these are snaps from all throughout the day on Sunday.  photo 006eresized_zps3f8aeefb.jpg photo 013eresized_zpsd38a1792.jpg photo 017eresized_zpse2bd948c.jpg photo 022eresized_zps2316c446.jpg photo IMG_2777_zpsf4d128a7.jpg

Sunday evening she was feeling better. She drank a couple cups of pedialyte and kept it down. I thought she was on the mend.  photo 001eresized_zps1253dd1c.jpg

The pictures below are from yesterday, Monday.  photo 128resized_zpsbda5aec0.jpg photo 132resized_zps1e815fc5.jpg photo 137resized_zpsa5b5e8e4.jpg photo 142eresized_zps89b240cd.jpg photo 144eresized_zpsfb971861.jpg photo 150resized_zps2d6ad353.jpg photo 153resized_zps2771dcc5.jpg
She’s had two doses of antibiotics so far and is acting totally like her old self. She hasn’t had a fever in over 12 hours, too 🙂

2 thoughts on “Ember Gets Sick

  • My oldest got Scarlett fever when she was around 5 I think. She was miserable. Thankfully after lots of antibiotics she got better quick. Hope Ember is feeling better.

  • Poor thing!

    Don't be too hard on yourself, so hard to tell when to take them to the doctor or not! Kids can handle so much it's a difficult call!

    Glad to hear she is doing better today!

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