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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rash Update

June 1st, I took Kaitlynn to the pediatrician for her rash / bumps - possible side effects to the Amoxicillin. When we pulled up to the pediatrician's office building, Kaitlynn said, "This is the right doctor. They have a fish tank. They give me a cookie and sticker." She saw a different pediatrician, since her regular one was on vacation. She did fine, just refused to talk to him. Since Kaitlynn wasn't used to him, he asked me to hold her on my lap while he examined her. He said that we should stop the Amoxicillin (therefore also stopping the Benadryl). He said that the rash could be from the Amoxicillin, but it could also be from a virus. This way we would know. He didn't feel she needed the Amoxicillin for the virus. He said that if the rash came back, wait it out a few days, but if the fever came back to call them. He said that in the future if she is put on Amoxicillin that I should remind them about her reaction and she should be watched closely the first several days while on it. Kaitlynn was so excited not to have to take any more medication. She screamed "Yeah" and was jumping all around. She was so happy and excited to get a cookie and sticker. She always asks so politely, but then never eats the cookie!

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