It has been one of those weeks, well, more than a week, really.
And it has not finished. Dare say that it still is in the starting stages, possibly.
In the last week of school there had been the warning there was an outbreak of scarlet fever and rubella. We had not been told. On Saturday one child was coming down with a fever ,which climbed consistently into the 39's. I nearly died of shock when she broke out in the most hideous rash, and she could not open her eyes anymore. The fever was giving her hallucinations. We went to the doctor straight away, and were immediately sent to Foix hospital emergency. Her heart rate was up and blood pressure was down. The doctor was uncertain what the rash was. I honestly did not think I could breathe when he told me so matter of fact-ly.
In the hospital three different doctors stated it was German measles. And there is no medicine available, as it is viral, not bacterial. To go home and let her rest. If she was to act bizarrely to come back, as then the infection might have moved to her brain. She could not stay in hospital, she was too contagious. My other four children had to be taken to the gp for booster shots immediately. My first child still has a hideous rash, but the fever is coming down. Now we have to sit and wait to see if my other four children will get it, too. Two are already coughing, and have a slight temp. Please let it be the common cold.
Both my husband and I have a sinus infection, and are running low. This might be the effect of the rubella. Although we have had it when we were young. It is funny how doctors can never give you certain's. Only maybe's or might's.
So now I don't really know what to think, anymore.