Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ever Wondered What A Meningitis Rash Looks Like?!

Well here it is ....

Sorry the photos not very clear.
In other words it's a petechial rash which as well as being a possible symptom of meningitis, can also be caused by vomiting. Thankfully for Riley, since it appeared only on his face, that's all it was though we took all the right steps in getting him seen to straight away just in case. This also included a hospital visit which was all a big adventure for him and since he'd perked up by the time we got there, we didn't have to stay for very long (earlier in the day he had been running a really high temp and had been extremely lethargic) before the Doctor pronounced him fit to go home under orders to bring him back should the rash spread, but he was fairly certain that whatever Riley had was just just another ordinary bug that he'd picked up from Kindy.

Oh the joys of having a preschooler!

3 comments:

Katie said...

Phew - glad to hear he's okay :-)

tartankiwi said...

So glad to hear that it was a false alarm. Hugs to you all!

spaark said...

Also glad to hear all is good. Thanks for posting that picture...always good to know what a potential sign could be. Just visiting from blogtoberfest! Constantly thinking about scrapping, but will have to add it to the list of things to do! Julie