Thursday, September 29, 2016

Riella Beats Roseola

Rolly and I are soooo happy, our little Lia is now back in the pink of health! No more on and off fever, just some leftover rashes here and there. The past week had been very worrisome and exhausting for us, all because of this nasty culprit – Roseola Infantum
The name may not sound horrid, but it is. As describes it, Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness that most commonly affects young kids between 6 months and 2 years old. It is usually marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.

Lia had been feverish for about 6 days, her temperature fluctuating with a few hours’ interval. My heart was in my mouth when I saw red rashes appear on the fourth day, the dreadful thought that it could be dengue crossed my mind. Thank God that after her second CBC was done, it was confirmed that it really wasn’t dengue but Roseola. Haaay, I breathed the deepest sigh of relief in my life!

The rashes already look bad here, but it's even worse in person. :(
The red bumps may seem very itchy but they're not. Buti na lang!

Special thanks to Lia’s very dependable pedia, Dr. Nik Lombos of Asian Hospital. There was no day during this 6-day ordeal that we didn’t exchange messages so that she could keep track of Lia’s condition. We loooove her! :) And of course to the Big Guy up there whom we kept on praying to every hour and every minute. Thank You Lord for touching our Lia with Your healing hand. Thank Youuuu! :)

And to you “Rosy,” you can never touch our baby again! You can try all you want but she’s now immune to you, hmp! I wish one day there could already be a vaccine to keep you from doing any harm to babies.  You're a bad, bad virus!



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