Erythema Multiforme - if you want the technical definition, Google it. All I know is that it's what Lauren has. Yesterday morning I noticed she has a few small spots on her stomach and chest, and at first I thought they might be chicken pox. Within an hour, there were 3 times what I had originally saw and most of them were really big, and getting bigger. Apparently she's allergic to the amoxicillin she was prescribed last week for a sinus infection (which she had been taking for a week when this appeared, and has taken before). Before I knew it, her entire body was covered in them - she even has some on her eyelids and in her ears!
We went to the doctor, and he said that basically her body will just get over it on its own within the next 10 days, and to give her Benadryl/Zyrtec and Tylenol. It itches, and is actually painful. Her knees, elbows, and ankles are all swollen, which he says is normal, and today actually look bruised. She could barely walk yesterday because it hurt so bad, it was so sad! We had to carry her everywhere, and she just kept saying "I hurt, kiss it better again". And last night when she went to say her prayers, she tried to kneel down (I was telling her to just come sit on my lap) - she got one knee down and almost started to cry. It just breaks my heart!
Hopefully she'll be over it soon and I'll have my crazy child back!
And now on a lighter note, here are some pictures of Mya eating her first biter biscuit - I've never seen anything like it, you would've thought she was eating a piece of heaven the way she was chowing down on that thing!
Her world ended when I took the remnants away and started cleaning up. What can I say? The kid likes her food!!