/bɪ ə gʊd gɜ:l/ n. moniker of she who blogs here [also known as, bie]; adj. personal awesome advice to all female kiddos

meet the fam #thechennies

meet the fam #thechennies

Baby Roseola

Me: Can I change the TV channel?
Bielet: No.
Me: Can we change the channel after this show?
Bielet: No.
Me: Shall we watch another channel?
Bielet: No.
(Thinks hard of a question where I can still change the channel even though the answer is "No")

Me: Do you still want to watch this show?
Bielet: Yes.
Me: o_O

My mom says this is what happens when my kid is too intelligent. Meaning I am stuck with watching BabyTV until she falls asleep. Someone is obviously feeling much better - even when she is looking like this. (Remember her fever started over the weekend?)

(Photos taken on Thursday, 19 July 2012)

Diagnosis by my sis (who is Bielet's doc) is exanthem subitum, also known as roseola. We googled the condition and here are the full symptoms according to PubMed Health.

The time between becoming infected and the beginning of symptoms (incubation period) is 5 to 15 days.
The first symptoms include:
  • Eye redness
  • Irritability
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • High fever, that comes on quickly and may be as high as 105° Fahrenheit and can last 3 to 7 days
About 2 - 4 days after becoming sick, the child's fever lowers and a rash appears. This rash usually:
  • Starts on the middle of the body and spreads to the arms, legs, neck, and face.
  • Pink or rose-colored,
  • Has small sores that are slightly raised
The rash lasts from a few hours to 2 - 3 days. It usually does not itch.

So Bielet has being nursing a fever since Sunday (after her friend's birthday party!). Her fever was supposed to lower and disappear, but she was still feeling slightly warm last night, so it got us all a little worried - in case she had some other condition (like *choy* HFMD). The spots had appeared after the fever went down on Wednesday but she really became a Glotz, with full-blown pink spots instead of black, on Friday. The rashes were all over her body and even I felt itchy! Thankfully the rashes didn't irritate Bielet.

Her slight fever last night kept me up the whole night and morning, so I 'awoke' as the latest zombie in Singapore. My fears proved unfounded - thank goodness! - as Bielet is tearing around the house as I type this. And no, I'm not watching BabyTV. LOL


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