Monday, March 31, 2008

Official Diagnosis

Our official diagnosis is: erythema multiforme. That's a big word to say that he has had a bad reaction to the omoxycillin he was prescribed for his strep throat. "Bad" is putting it mildly. Here are the photos from the doctor's office today.

She confirmed that it will take up to 3 weeks to go away! He isn't in any pain or itching (Thank you Lord). They drew blood but we don't have the results yet. All of the nurses' jaws dropped when they passed him and when I had to take his clothes off for them to get his weight, everyone was commenting. It was awful. As you can see from the photos, he is just his jolly, normal self. She said that if he started getting spots in his mouth or they started to turn into sores that we would need to bring him back, Heaven forfend. He isn't even running a fever at the moment. It is just painful to see him this way and any prayers you could say would ease this mommy's heart. Now it's the waiting game. It started looking a little better tonight on his face but his thighs and hands were looking really bruised. Here's hoping that it will disappear tonight.
-One tired mama