Friday, October 1, 2010

Does My Baby Have Measles?

Okay, so without a camera (my husband took it fishing), and without a clue as to what to post for my first blogtoberfest post, I am going to tell you whats on my mind today.

My baby has had a temperature for two days.  Not extremely high, but definitely persistant.  He has been crying and crying and crying.  I thought perhaps he was improving today.

I am currently watching a spotty red rash ceep out of his hair line and spread down his forhead.  It has also started to peek out from behind one ear and inch its way up his cheek,


So I start googling, what else would a mother do.

Hmmmmmm, it seems that the most common childhood illness that starts like this is measles.

All I know about measles is that it causes meningitis, brain damage and death.

I realise that this rash will most probably dissappear and my baby will return to full health within a few days, as they do everytime I start to google dreadful diseases.  I am just overly protective and concerned for my beloved children.  A typical Mum. And a bit of a hypochondriac.

So, do you think my baby has measels?  When your kids are sick do you Google every disease known to mankind?  Do you overreact and expect the worst?


Hope I have something more exciting to post about tomorrow, with some pictures.  And I hope my baby doesn't have measles.


MonetPaisley said...

NO, rash is subsiding now. I think it was just heat rash associated with teething. hehehehe trust me to think the worst.

Samantha said...

You are so funny. You worry too much!!