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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I Knew I Wasn't Crazy!

Turns out, Norah has Roseola.

It's a common childhood virus, which consists of 2-3 days of a fever followed by a rash.  The rash is just splotchy, not raised or icky, and it's actually good to have the rash appear because it means the virus is essentially coming to its conclusion.

This time, I didn't take her into the dr's office, I just called them and spoke to the dr. since everything I read online said that basically there was nothing but symptom relief to provide (plus, after being at the dr's twice this week, I really didn't want to return once again if it wasn't necessary).  The dr said it sounded like "textbook" roseola and said there was no need to bring her in.  He just gave some further advice about keeping her comfortable and answered some of my questions about her being contagious.

It sucks that she has had such a rough week, but I'm strangely relieved to KNOW what has been going on -- it's been frustrating knowing that SOMEthing is wrong with her, this isn't just the common cold, but not having any answers.

Anyhoo, now that the rash has broken and the fever has reduced, I think she's on the mend and she should be feeling better by the weekend.  But, it does mean that daycare asked that she stay home tomorrow, which is fine because I don't work on Fridays; however...it IS my birthday and I'd planned on treating myself to some fun "me" things in the afternoon while she was at daycare. 

It's okay, though, there are worse things than being at home with my daughter on my birthday -- I suppose 12 or 13 years from now, I'll have to BEG her to spend my birthday with me, so I'd best enjoy it now when I don't have to, right?

As far as your birthday gifts are concerned, I have to say you guys have really slacked off.  After this many years of blogging, do I really need to remind you that April 22 is JESS DAY?!

No fears, rush delivery can still get me the diamonds and designer handbags I know you meant to have here by now! :)


JojaJogger said...

Happy Birthday!!!

MCM Mama said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow! I'd send you beer, but, well, you're knocked up these days. ;o)

Enjoy your day with Norah.

Erin said...

Happy Birthday a day earlier since I am notorious for forgetting to say it on the actual day.

I never thought you were crazy about Norah and her being sick. On other accounts...whacky as can be :)

I think Miller had Roseola too when he was younger. I think almost any kid that goes to daycare gets it at some point. Glad she's on the mend and you're conscience is back at ease.

Erin said...

Wow, I just made an annoying typo; "you're" instead of "your" It's been a long day.

Nobel4Lit said...

Well, glad your intuition proved right!

And have a great birthday!

Carly said...

Happy Birthday Jess! I am glad that Norah is on the mend....a mom's gut instinct is always right.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Happy Jessday! Get that little sweetie healthy!

Alice said...

Happy early birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful day with your little lady!

Lee said...

Happy almost birthday. I like that I am one day older than you!

Hope Norah feels better soon.

Aka Alice said...

If I waited two more hours, I'd be the first to wish you happy birthday on your birthday...but I don't trust myself to remember, and I really should be grading papers right now. I know you understand.

Yes, enjoy your day with the little one!

Jeremiah & Myra said...

Glad you got some answers! And Happy Birthday!

Adam said...

I was thinking it was that when I read your second post about Norah being so sick & the high fever! The same thing has been going around up here in CT, my best friend's daughter was the same exact way as Norah, so frustrating to figure out what it was for my friend too! Glad Norah is on the mend now :) Happy Birthday to you as well!

Krissy said...

Ok that last comment was from me not my husband like it listed there! sorry

d.a.r. said...

I'm sure it is just a relief to know that your mama intuition was correct and to pinpoint what was going on. I hope she is feeling better!