Thursday, January 29, 2009

YIKES! (update at end)



Nothing like blogging with 5 minutes to spare before having to leave for work, but I just had to post these pics. Samantha had been taking amoxycillin for about 7 days for a runny nose that just wouldn't go away (doctor said it was probably some sort of infection, as we'd suspected). The runny nose went away, but a rash began to show on Wednesday morning, so we discontinued the meds. I'm hoping this is a reaction to the penicillin (I have a penicillin allergy) because then we'll know, and won't give it to her again. If it's not, well, then I have no idea what it is, and it's pretty bad. She's starting to itch today, too. I was pretty shocked when she woke up this morning--the rash had spread all over her face and her palms and the soles of her feet. Her bottom seems to be the only mostly-unaffected area. Steve just took her to the doctor, so I'll be waiting anxiously for his call!

Update: Steve called to say the doctor said it's a classic drug allergy rash. It should go away within about 5 days, and if she itches too much we can give her Children's Benadryl. Whew! They gave her a note to take to school tomorrow so they don't treat her like she has the plague. LOL One thing I forgot to mention earlier that was really cute--Samantha was counting the spots! She'd look at her leg or her hand, and go, "one, two, three, four..." So funny. Then, of course, I asked her to do it in Spanish, then Japanese. No problem. hehehe I just ADORE this kid!

10 comments:

Bethany said...

Oh.my.gosh! This popped up in my google reader and I had to blink my eye to look again! Poor Samantha!

Suzy said...

It looks horrible - but she's still smiling!! What a trooper. Keep us posted

Renee said...

She is beautiful, even covered in a rash. She doesn't look to upset by it. Poor little girl.

Linda said...

Oh, my. Poor baby! I have an allergy to the penicillin family, too. Hope Miss Samantha gets better soon and loses the spots!

Melissa said...

Oh sweetheart! Glad that she's got such a great Mommy looking after her;) Hope it goes away fast!

Carol N. said...

Oh, man - that does look itchy - but look at that smile! What a trooper is right!

My name is Sarah said...

Oh yikes. That's what I looked like with the chicken pox when I was little. But my mom says most kids don't get those anymore. I hope it goes away soon.

JaybirdNWA said...

That looks miserable - but yet she is smiling. I'm glad that it is a drug allergy and not something unknown. Hope she gets better soon.

Michelle said...

wow that is some rash!! Even w/the rash she is just beautiful!

Jeanette said...

This happened to my husband who is allergic to Sulfa drugs. Not fun!