My husband's Mom and Dad (Grammy & Granda) did some last minute babysitting for us on Saturday night so we could attend a wedding. The next morning when we were getting ready for church I noticed a rash on Mackenzie's arm. After further examination I could see that the rash was on her tummy, back, arms and neck...and just starting to move to her face. I thought, "Oh, no! She must be allergic to cats!" (Grammy & Granda have cats), but I decided not to panic and just wait things out until Monday when I could call the doctor.
I WAS WRONG.
Good news...NO CAT ALLERGY. At least not for now.
Bad news...she has Roseola. A baby virus. It can start with a high fever (which she never did have) then go to a mild to sever rash (not itchy, thank God). Only contagious before the fever and rash. Thank God she is at the end of this virus and has had a fairly mild case. She has been restless at night and has had to sleep with us(just when we got her sleeping in her own bed). I suppose she picked it up at the church nursery...makes since because Roseola has a 3-7 day incubation period. I pray this is her first and last virus for a LONG time.