Well we had our very first Emergency room visit Sunday evening. Ian had broken out in hives which we were okay with as he was obviously fighting what we thought was some type of virus. What was of concern to us, which is visible in these photos, is the swelling of the face and eyes. He has no known allergies to us; however, whatever reaction he was having, we were afraid he was having an allergic reaction to something. Apparently we haven't left the 19th Century yet, because the fever, swelling and sandpaper like rash were all associated with Strep bacteria and in 2-5% of the cases, the reaction is Scarletitis or better known as 'Scarlet Fever'. Really? Didn't we leave that behind us long ago. And we thought all we had to worry about were the H1N1's and Swine Flu's, etc. I guess it is fitting because if something is going to happen to us, we ARE that 2-5%!
First ER Bed