Childhood mystery virus number 367.2(a) has struck. Of course. Why wouldn’t it?
Thanks to the infection from baby A’s incoming first molar and the antibiotics used to treat it, his immune system took a hit. And now he has lesions on his tongue, an angry rash all over his body and slightly inflamed tonsils.
Of course. Why wouldn’t he?
I had two hearings in court to attend today. Thankfully being in a larger law firm means others can handle those appearances.
When we saw a third Doctor this morning she said at this point it’s very hard to know which virus the little fellow has caught. Yesterday the paediatrician mused it looked like Primary Herpetic Gingivostomatitis (try saying that three times quickly). But it doesn’t look like that. And she said if he had a rash we could not rule out a coxsackie virus (hand foot and mouth specifically). Because he didn’t have the rash yesterday morning.
Of course. Why would he?
I am no doctor but I am nevertheless fairly confident that he doesn’t have a HSV1 outbreak in his mouth. I also don’t think this is presenting like coxsackie though it’s possible we may yet see the blistering on hands and feet. So far they just have the odd spot from the angry rash covering most of his body.
One thing has been reliable over the past 10ish days. He will wake up between 1-2 am. And keep me and sometimes the LP (because misery needs company. Right?) up for 3-4 hours. Crying. Angry. Inconsolable.
Enough already, Universe. You’ve had your fun. Move on. Now.