The Johnston Family Blog

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Monday, August 24, 2009

David and Owen

Well, it's been a week of illness here at our home. David had a terrible cough/cold and went to the ER in the beginning of the week and by the end of the week had another double ear infection. We will be seeing an ENT to see about his recurring ear infections.

Owen developed a very high fever (103.5-104.5) on Wednesday that went up and down through Saturday. We took him to the doctor on Friday and they tried to test for infection, but the test didn't work. So, on Saturday it was yet another trip to the ER for us. The doctors tested him and ruled out a lot of other things and concluded that it was probably viral. The fever finally left him on Saturday, but he came down with a very bad rash yesterday. He was also up all night again, very miserable, so I took him to his pediatrician again today. Sure enough, he also had a double ear infection. The rash let us know that he has roseola which is a virus characterized by high fever, followed by a rash. Good news is, the virus is on its way out!

Hopefully, this is the last illness for a little while!

1 comment:

MVB said...

Praying the boys are well soon. Hang in there.