Thursday, March 04, 2010
Eowyn apparently had and recovered from Fith's Disease, a very common childhood illness of which I had never heard before-- one of those viruses you can't get after age 5. It usually starts with a cold and sore throat, then progresses to a mild fever, a red mark on the cheeks, and then a rash head to toe once the illness is effectively over and no longer contagious. We missed the cold, probably because she's breast-fed. If she had a fever, it was masked by the Tylenol we gave her for her teeth last week. So all we had was a rash, randomly appearing this morning at school! It's fading now, and there's one more immunity under her belt, and it doesn't seem to bother her in the least!