This has been quite a week!
On Monday, the same day that I had the bedbug sniffing dog came to visit, I also had to take my 5 year old son to the doctor for a strange bullseye rash that had appeared in two places on his body. My first thought was ringworm, but then discovered that he needed to have a blood test to rule out Lyme Disease.
Have I mentioned that my kiddo is allergic to Amoxicillin and Cephalosporins–the two most common drugs used to treat Lyme Disease in children? And it was a visit to the beach (!) for Labor Day weekend that set off more red flags for the doctors…did you know that you are at risk for Lyme Disease on the beach? I religiously sprayed my kidlets with eco-friendly bug spray anytime we were in a wooded area or in lots and lots of grass…but the beach? Nope, hadn't occurred to me. I mean, when was the last time you saw a deer take a dip in the ocean?
Thank goodness, as of noon today the blood test came back negative for Lyme.
We still have no idea what the rash was…but, as it seems to be going away on its own, we're just going to chalk it up to a stressful but harmless mystery.
I swear, I have been at the pediatrician with strange stuff so often over the last few months that the doctors should pay ME for keeping them in publishable material 😉