Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Erythema Multiforme (poor guy)

School began for Micah yesterday. I thought and thought about wether I should put him in school this year. He has a Very late birthday, he's a boy, and he's been home with me for the past 3 years. I was very nervous about the whole idea, but with a little persuasion :) I enrolled him in a small school that I love. It's the same one that Laura went to when she was 3 and she turned out OK! Two sisters own the school and I love everyone who works there. I know that they'll be kind to Micah and that he'll have fun too! He was not scared or shy at all. He hopped of of the van and off he ran, for a morning full of fun and excitement. Stacy was off for the morning so we ran some errands before picking Micah up at 12:00. He was so tired when we picked him up that I didn't get to hear much about his day. (He becomes very irritable when he's sleepy) I learned that P. Mooney visited, (puppet) they had circle time, read a book about a lion, and that they had Sonic for lunch. One of the mothers sent lunch for everyone in the class (SOO sweet) I didn't have to worry about feeding him yesterday :) He told me that he traded juice with the girl beside him and that he traded yellow for blue and that he ate M&Ms :) I know he had fun!
This morning Micah woke up scratching all over his chest. As I began to look at him I saw that he had an awful rash. His forehead was bright red, and his eyes were swollen. This was at 7:00, by the time the doctor opened and I called at 8:55, his back, chest, face, and legs were rash covered.
(The pictures don't even do it justice, it was BAD) I was SO worried. I took him to the doctor and by the time we got there he had a Very runny nose. Micah just had his 3 year check up 2 weeks ago, so the doctor was ready to tell me that it was just a side affect of the MMR vaccination, until she saw the poor guy. They took a blood sample, a urine sample, and she even had the head Doctor at the office look at him. I was Very worried at this time! Come to find out, she thinks that it was just a severe reaction to something he ate....probably with artificial coloring. I think that it was probably the blue juice :( We'll be watching that for sure! With 2 prescriptions for steroids in hand and a diagnosis of Erythema Multiforme we headed home. We'll see how this goes. Micah is on one steroid that causes sleepiness, and the other causes hyperactivity! Oh no! Maybe the sleepy one will be the strongest!!


Jeremy and Laura McBryar said...

oh no! That's so crazy.... So he missed school today it sounds like.

I remember P. Mooney! I loved him!!!!!!

Cecilia said...

Poor thing, hope he gets to feeling better soon!

Aaron, Kerri, Kylie, Karson and Kamden said...

Poor thing! Do you guys still see Dr. Morgan? If you do, here's a little piece of info. You can actually get through on the phone to them starting around 8:30. That way you might be able to get in to see them earlier. I've done that many-a-times!