Philippines Blog #38 – Justin Has Roseola Measles

November 5, 2009 – Thursday

The doctor just confirmed Gina’s diagnosis. Justin has Roseola Measles, the mildest form of measles that children and babies tend to catch. For the past 3 days he had a fever, temperature just below 40 degrees, and last night spots began to develop on his face, neck and body.  We have antihistamine and antibiotic now to help him. The doctor said to keep him away from other young children and babies. It is supposed to last for 2 to 3 days. In the meantime, while he’s not scratching the spots, he’s extremely grouchy and the slightest little thing prompts him to burst into tears or scream. So clearly he’s not a happy bunny. He’s eating but again his appetite is below norm.