If you saw my post from a few days ago, you know that Hannah has had the chicken pox.
It's been almost 2 weeks now, and she has still been getting new pox every day.
Just yesterday, the rash spread down her legs and up on her neck. All new pox.
I was told that until all the pox had scabbed over, she was still contagious.
Like I said, it's been 2 weeks. I was beginning to wonder if we would ever see the light of day again!
So, I called the doctor to ask if this was normal. (This is my first experience with any sort of skin rash other than diaper rash, so I'm clueless!)
The doctor said that she was concerned it wasn't chicken pox and that she wanted to see her. She asked if we could make it in right away and that she would check it out. (I think we seriously have the best doctor EVER!!!)
So, we made our way into the doctor. After talking about the rash, and taking a look (and looking at some LOVELY medical reference books complete with pictures and all!), it was determined that Hannah does NOT have the chicken pox!
She has a viral rash called Pityriasis Rosea. (seriously, this stuff only happens to us!)
That brings good and bad news.
Good news is that we are no longer quarantined! It's not contagious. It poses no risk to me or baby Luke or anyone that we are around. Our couch will no longer need to serve as a trampoline and I don't have to worry about it being passed on to Caleb causing him to miss school!
Bad news is that it can last up to 12 weeks and can be extremely itchy. Thankfully it's not been too horribly uncomfortable for her- nothing a little benadryl cream doesn't take care of!
I'm thankful that it's not chicken pox, but I'm praying that it goes away quickly and doesn't get much worse for her.
Seriously, who does this stuff happen to other than us!