Last week was a crazy one so I'm sorry for my absence from the blog. Matilda came down with a fever and it was a high one - 39.9 degrees Celsius or about 104 Fahrenheit. When I picked her up after first discovering she was hot, I saw that she was shaking and breathing funny. I try very hard to not panic when she is sick (yes this is a first time mum talking right now, please note I say TRY, hehe) but this time I knew something wasn't right. The good news was that the shaking and breathing were a response to the high fever so after some Tylenol and a check over from the doc we put it down to a throat virus and we bunkered down for three days of high fever.
After riding out what we thought was the worst Matilda woke up with a huge red bumpy rash over her. Another trip to the doc and we found out she had roseola. Now everything made sense! The roseola is always preceded by a few days of high fever and then a rash comes out. Oh man we were winning last week weren't we?
Another three or so days and then rash went as fast as it came. It's pretty common for kids to catch roseola and the good news is Matilda is working on building immunity after her run of colds, roseola and hand, foot and mouth. But 6 days at home left us a little ..... well stir crazy. It's all done now and she is back to her normal bubbly non rashy self. And we can venture out into the big wide world again. So lets crack into this week!