So, Elliott may or may not be allergic to Amoxicillan. On Sunday, we were certain that she was. On Monday, however, things changed. Elliott woke up and much to my dismay, the rash had not gone away. In fact, it had gotten about ten times worse!
I could tell that she was uncomfortable, and I was concerned at how much the rash had spread and changed overnight. I called our doctor's office to get some advice on how much Benadryl to give her.........and our day just went downhill from there!
I'll make a long story short here. We ended up at Children's Hospital ER in Seattle, where we stayed for about 7 hours. Various doctors and nurses poked, prodded, and checked Ellie. They were most worried about her lungs and her heart.....both of which were perfect all day long. This left them a little baffled, though, because the rash was so bad. I could tell that they didn't think it was an allergic reaction anymore, but no one really had an answer for us. So we waited. And waited. We weren't admitted, but we weren't sent home either.
Monday morning, before the ER
Monday afternoon, at the ER
Finally, we were visited by a dermatologist who had been called over from Harborview to look at Elliott. He actually had an answer for us! Now, if only I could spell it or pronounce it.......He told us that he was fairly certain that Ellie had a Viral Exanthem. Fancy words for a virus that causes a rash. Really?! Could it be that simple?!