okay, so there wasn't a competition. there wasn't even a contest. and, unfortunately for darilyn, there is no reward, except maybe the joy of knowing that she correctly diagnosed nani's rash!
on friday morning at around 10:30, i got a call from the school saying that they had nani in the health room. apparently, she had fallen asleep in class and just looked really worn out! so, the baby and i jumped into the car to bring nani home! she pretty much slept the whole day, waking only once to go to the bathroom.
saturday, she wasn't quite as tired, but halfway through the day she came down with a rash all over her body, but no fever. mitch and i were trying to figure out what it could be. was it chicken pox?
sunday, she seemed better, but the rash hadn't gone away. it hadn't blistered either, so we figured it wasn't chicken pox! phew! but talking with my dad he said it could be the measles!
this morning she woke up with the rash, plus a cough, but still no fever.
we got an appointment in the afternoon with the doctor. sure enough, just like darilyn said at church on sunday, she has strep throat with a scarlatina rash. it's basically a fancy way of saying scarlet fever. so, now she is on antibiotics for the next ten days and will be able to return to school this wednesday! i know she is feeling better already because she was teasing her sister a lot today! that's always a good indication that a child is on the mend, isn't it?!
the bad news.... it is highly contagious. the doctor said that in a family of four, two or three will get it. now, we are watching the two other girls closely to see if they come down with it and hoping that it stops with nani!
good job and thank you, doctor darilyn!