Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Connect the dots?

Miss Pip has a rash. A big ugly red dot causing, looks like chicken pox rash.
She has been teething.
She has been fussy.
She is not sleeping.
And as of last night her little face was covered in red bumps.
We thought it was chicken pox, then a virus (think herpes), and then I started googling.
Yes, I am one of those mother's who self-diagnoisis according to WEBMD and
Using the information I found on those sights and my pretend medical degree I decided Pip could have had the mumps, impetigo, or hand foot and mouth.
Luckily, we went to the real doctor this morning,
And luckily he knows me all too well and took time to rule out all of my diagnosis.
Turns out Miss Pip has a bacterial infection. Most likely from all the drool and the teething.
She is taking antibiotics and we are hoping to see a 24 hour turn around.
 In other news Pip can READ! Well, if you count reading upside down and wildly turning the pages while babbling gibberish. She is seriously the most awesome kid ever. Yes, I am biased and proud of it.


  1. It's nice to see a sweet baby holding a REAL book and not flipping through an iPhone.. lol

  2. I am so glad I came across your blog today; my daughter is also teething and also has a rash (that I was/am attempting to diagnose), it looks quite similar to the one pictured, so I'll be calling the doctor on Monday morning. But, in the meantime I wanted to say thanks for having such an informative blog post (even if it's a coincidence)!