Thursday of last week Emeric started getting a rash all over his torso (front and back), his upper arms and the back of his neck. By bedtime it had spread down his arms, around his neck and on his knees. We went to the urgent care and they said give him benadryl and watch him. The next day everything from the first day was a yucky purple bruise color and there was new red rash spots. It was all over his head and face and thicker on his torso and there was more on his legs. We saw the doctor that afternoon and she said it was a type of allergic reaction. She thought it was his bodies way of responding to a virus he must have encountered. She thinks it is viral because he was the second child she saw that day with the rash. Saturday all of the purple spots were the yellowish/brown color of an old bruise, his red spots were purple and he had new red spots. Sunday things were looking a lot better. Now today he seems to have all the bruise colorings gone and just a little bit of red, but it is still all over. Here are a few photos in chronological order.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I have never seen A Charlie Brown Christmas, but we do have a small kids book about the movie. It seems he has a bah humbug spirit and that everything seems to be going wrong for him. That is how it was for me earlier this week.
Our Chrismas tree had been set up and decorated. We put a gate around it so that Emeric would not bother the tree or ornaments. I guess I should have gotten a bigger stronger gate that would have kept Connor out too. I guess he decided to climb back by the tree to get a toy or look at an ornament (I really am not sure). All I know is that one of the tree legs broke and the whole thing fell over. After having Angela help me retrieve all the fallen ornaments we proped it over until Brian could help fix it. That evening he tried to fix it, and it fell over again (stand it up, pick up more ornaments). He tried fixing it a second time, and it fell over (repeat - stand it up, pick up ornaments). This time he stood it up, with only three legs, and tied it to the banister.
I am hoping that it will at least last us until Christmas.
I learned this morning from Vanessa at V and Co. that John from Quilt Dad is the mastermind behind a new quilting venture that will start in January 2011. It is called the Blogger's Block-A-Palooza and it is featuring a new line of Moda fabric. You will make two quilt blocks per week and then they will tell you how to piece them all together to make a festive Spring like quilt.
I have only made one quilt and it was the t-shirt quilt I made right around my high school graduation. If these blocks are simple enough, I might just give it a try. Otherwise, I guess I am just passing along the information for this fun activity. I am sure it will help some people pass along the dull winter months.