Saturday, 4 February 2012
On Wednesday, when Alice was here, I noticed that she had a few spots on her legs and wondered if she was getting a rash. Claire phoned on Thursday evening to say Alice had more spots on her back and a couple under her arms. My first thought was Chickenpox! However, yesterday when I had a look at them, the spots weren't Chickenpox spots and she had a number of blotchy patches on her legs and tummy. I phoned the Doctor's and he asked for her to be brought in in the afternoon so he could have a look and see what he thought was going on. Alice went down for a sleep just before 11am and when I picked her up an hour later there were another 4 marks on her face which hadn't been there before. (In the photo above you can see one half way between her nose and mouth and slightly to the right).
I had been keeping Claire updated and her boss said she could come to the Doctor's with us she was obviously quite concerned. By the time we were leaving for the surgery, some of the blotches had gone down but others had appeared - very strange. It turns out she has a viral rash (similar to- but not - slapped cheek or foot and mouth) which will appear and disappear and should be gone within 3 - 4 days. Fortunately it doesn't make you feel ill and he said, apart from the rash she will probably just carry on as normal.