Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I don't have much time to talk. I spent the day trying to get some meals fixed and my chores done in between taking care of my son. He's very sick. The high doses of antibiotics didn't work. He got up this morning and was completely covered in pustules, especially his face, scalp, and trunk but it has progressed to his extremities as well. He does not have an inch on his upper body that is not covered. I called the doctor and they had me bring him in right away. I was not leaving until I had a diagnosis. They were pretty shook up when they saw him as he had deteriorated so much since yesterday. They tried to get him an immediate walk-in referral to a dermatologist. The dermatologist won't be in until Friday due to a death in the family. My son is in a lot of pain and is itching at the same time. His lymph nodes are swollen, he is febrile, anorexic, irritable, has a headache. The dizziness is better. I told the doctor I thought he had chicken pox and he started to examine him and has decided that he thinks I may be right. My son is so bad he had to put him on antivirals and on steroids. He got 2 injections in the office. We picked up his prescription and some things from the grocery store he wanted. If he gets any worse he will have to be hospitalized so if you don't hear from me you will know what is going on. The doctor said that hubby and I are infected with chicken pox as well and should be on quarantine. I'm not feeling real well so I'm sure he's right. Kind of hard to be on quarantine when hubby has to go to work but I will stay home. So I can't get my errands or shopping done this week.