Monday, March 9, 2009

Sick Baby

This is a quick post because I am really tired and about to go to bed. Molly has been a little bit sick since Friday. We took her to the doctor on Friday because she had a fever. Her fever went up and down over the weekend, but she seemed to mostly feel pretty well. This morning she broke out in a strange rash so I took her back to the doctor this morning. Our pediatrician (who we absolutely love!) did not seem too worried about it. She did not really think it was a reaction to the penicillin Molly has been taking since Friday. She thinks it is probably a virus, the same one causing the fever. She prescribed the penicillin just in case the virus caused a bacterial infection. Basically, she was just being cautious. Anyway, the rash seemed to get a little worse tonight, after office hours, so I called the advice nurse on call. She said we should give Molly a lukewarm bath to relieve the itching, stop the penicillin (just in case it is a reaction to it), and go back to the doctor tomorrow. I will call her first thing in the morning and try to get Molly in some time tomorrow. She seems mostly to be feeling pretty well, but Bill and I think the rash on her back is uncomfortable for her, causing her to be a little fussy. I'll update tomorrow hopefully!


Marsha D said...

Oh, poor Molly. I sure hope she feels better soon so she can come to KY for a few days.
Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

On Mom's side of the family, some of us had a problem with penicillin. I can't take it, Mom couldn't take, and several more. You might want to mention that to your doctor. If you get some baby powder with corn starch that will help the rash to not itch and it will help it to go away. And I want to say how sorry I was to read about Daisy..she was so sweet, and I know she is still watching over you, Bill and Molly. I hope Molly gets to feeling better and give her a big hug from her Aunt Mary. I love you all..
Aunt Mary

Not-so-Suburban Mama said...

Hope MZ feels better soon!