So started a journey a few days ago when my son was showing us his bumpy tummy. Looked like a rash, something I’ve seen before. The following morning the bumps were still there, and red. He’d made his bed too which was nice. I thought that was great for a 7 y/o to do.
Few hours later, he still wasn’t feeling 100% and lost his appetite. He wanted to have a sleep, at which point we’d solved one mystery. Why he was making his bed. He was wetting it. Rather than telling us, he’d made his bed to cover it hopping it would be ok. So I thought the rash was related to sleeping in a wet bed.
We had a chat about the bed and he helped me get everything out and into the wash. After which the missus took him to the doctors for some cream. After a few hours, they are home and he has some strepy….something bacterial infection. Penicillin for 10 days, some time away from school. Simple enough and nothing to worry about apparently. This was Saturday. The doctor wanted a follow up on Monday.
Over the weekend, he is showing signs of improvement. Around midday Monday I get a txt that he has Scarlet Fever. We were duly informed of what action we needed to follow. He’s getting better and we caught it early.
Long story short, if your child is showing signs of anything other than normal, don’t assume its nothing. Get it checked out.