Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fifth Disease

I got a call from the director of Caroline's preschool this morning saying that Caroline had a rash on her cheeks and was running a very low grade temperature. I went and picked her up early and called the doctor. She had an appointment at 1pm this afternoon (smack dab in the middle of Will's nap time, yippie!) but I had to get her seen today. The doctor said that she has "fifth disease". She is no longer contagious because the rash has surfaced but the likely hood of Will catching it is very high. There is nothing that one can do to prevent it and there is really no side effects. Kids run a low grade temperature and then a week later they have a rash that appears on their cheeks and can spread to their arms and legs. And that is it. So we are playing the wait and see game to see if Will gets it too! Caroline is just fine, you would never even know that she is sick.

1 comment:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I will pray that Will doesnt get it, but Im glad it soudns easy to deal with...