Early in the month Trooper got a mild bacterial infection (otherwise known as food poisoning) that hit him much harder than it did other people because of his chronic conditions, and he ended up having to spend several hours at the ED getting IV fluids and tests. Not fun, but it happens sometimes, and after a week and a half, or so, he got over it. Then, last week he came down with another fever and sinus thing, this time a virus, which also lasted about a week and kept us home. When it was over, we were so happy to be out and about--at the festival, the park, and church--but now, three and a half days after recovering, he suffers a new malady. Last night at bed time I found bumps, like mosquito bites, all over him. They weren't red or rashy, just bumps, and they itched a lot. Now they itch more, and they've spread into a bumpy, blotchy rash. None of us got much sleep last night. The doctor says it's an allergic reaction, probably to a bug bite or poison ivy, but possibly to food. Poor kid. He got his first dose of prednisolone about an hour ago, and so far there's not much change. I took before and after pictures so I wouldn't imagine him getting better.
So bacterial infection, viral infection, and allergic reaction, all in one month. Here's hoping July is a bit more accommodating.
PS. If you think it's weird for me to post a picture of my son's rash, just chalk it up to general weirdness. Some day he's going to refer back to this for bragging rights.