I managed to get into the pediatrician's office today. To see doctor #2 regarding Nolan's unending fever, and the new funny rash.
We got to wait in the parking lot for our turn, because they wanted to keep us quarantined in case it was Chicken Pox. We were called in through a back entrance and put into an exam room. The nurse took a quick look and said it didn't look like Chicken Pox. She took his temp and his low-grade fever is still there. We're on Day Six of a 99-100 degree fever.
Then the doctor came in. He took a look and informed me that the rash was not due to a virus. He thinks it might be flea bites. Except they don't look like flea bites. But he's pretty sure they're not viral. Or bug bites. He just doesn't know.
I told him that sounded like a strange diagnosis, because they've been cropping up on Nolan's belly over the weekend and spreading beyond his torso. Oh, yeah- and he has a fever. THAT WON'T GO AWAY.
The doctor then informed me that 99-100 degrees is NOT a fever.
Really? Because doctor number one thought it was enough of a fever to do a WBC on the kid. I'm pretty sure there's a reason a LOW GRADE FEVER is called a fever.
I am so frustrated, and worried for my little guy. There are just so many unknowns that keep me awake at night lately.
Failure to grow, for no known reason
Hearing loss, for no known reason
And then you add in:
Fever, for no known reason
Rash, for no known reason
Yeah, I'm a little stressed out!
I just don't know what to do. Nolan is due for his immunizations on Wednesday, and if he still has this non-fever I don't want him to get the shots.