Daily Archives: March 7, 2006

Seeing Spots

I don’t mind spots, really I don’t. Most spots will wash out of clothes, come out of the carpet, or scrub off the counter. Some spots stain and that makes me a little sad. The color spot that float in front of your eyes when you’ve stared at a bright light are kind of cool, especially when there is a wide variety of colors. Heh. The kind of spots though that really drive me crazy are the ones on Jacob’s chest right now.

So, after the throw up Jacob got congested. Yesterday he started in with a bad cough and this morning I woke up to spots. They’re small, like little pimples, on his chest, face, one on his IV site, and a couple on an arm. But no fever, well, nothing that would be considered a real fever anyway. So I took him to our pediatrician.

After thoroughly inspecting him and mulling it over it was decided that, with no fever especially, that the best course of action was to sit on it. And wait. Ironic that the weekly anamnesis yesterday was “Waiting”. It seems I have done a lot of that lately. Chances are it is nothing. Our Dr. did say that rashes similar to Jacob’s aren’t uncommon with tummy bug/cold/congestion combo like Jacob has. Hopefully it will disappear over the next few days and we’ll chock it up to some mysterious culprit. I thought too that it could just be a reaction to all the stress his body has been under. (In which case I might wake up with spots tomorrow – hee hee). I don’t deal well with the unknown and waiting to find out what it is, if it will get worse, or if it will go away. But hey, I can be grateful it isn’t something that landed us immediately in the hospital or something. 🙂

I suppose that for the next little while I’ll be seeing spots . . . (and hopefully tomorrow I can write about something cheery, spotless, and different)

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