Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Name that disease...

Since the illness in my house continues, I thought we could have fun with it. I will give you the background information, along with J-Bird's symptoms and we will see who can come up with what he has this time. It will be FUN!

J-Bird finished his amoxicillin on Sunday night(apparently irrelevant). Monday morning he came down with a fever of 102.7 (here starts the clues). He napped, didn't feel very well, but not REAL sick either. Tylenol helped a lot. This morning the first thing I noticed about him is that he had a rash on both sides of his face and I looked at his trunk and had some rash there too. I took his temp and it was down to 101. A couple hours later the rash is worse but the fever is down to 99.6. I took him in and got my answer of what is wrong with him this time. Here are the major clues...

-Starts as high fever. Goes down pretty quickly.

-Rash develops. This rash is known to be on the cheeks.

-A very common childhood illness.

-Normally kids get it between 3-4 years old. I guess home schooled kids may take a little longer to contract it.

It has two common names, and one technical name that I know of.

Ok, who can tell me what J-Bird has??? Come on and play along!

3 comments:

Mommy said...

Fifth Disease? They call it Fifth Disease because it is one of five common childhood diseases (along with scarlet fever). Guess they ran out of other names? I learn this from researching my own children's ailments.

That's my guess.

So if he's had two of five, which one is next?

molly said...

Yep-- Fifth Disease or "Slapped Cheek." :) That's my guess, too.

Rach said...

Poor, poor J! Let's pray that boy gets healthy and stays there! Down time for Mom? Let me know. I'll watch them for ya!