Monday, March 2, 2009

Help!! Update on Mikaela

So, 13 days ago Mikaela started getting hives. Shortly after she started vomiting and ran a high fever. The vomiting lasted 6 LONG HORRIBLE DAYS!! She is still getting major hives. We have used Benadryl and are now taking an allergy medicine. When she doesn't have medicine the hives return. She was diagnosed with Strep throat and then they said Scarlet Fever (strep throat with a rash). The hives she has however are not a strep throat rash (we were finally told this on Thursday). She has been to the DR. 4 times in the last 12 days. Does anyone know what this could be?? She has never had allergy issues before. Some of the hives are round circles, they look like bites. Alot of them are long and skinny - they look like scrapes. The area around them are usually very red and she gets swollen.. They are gone within about 30 minutes usually. They pop up at all times of the day, morning , noon, and night! The first few days they didn't seem to bother her, THEY DO NOW! She gets alot on her face, arms, legs, fingers and toes. Also a few on her tummy and back at times. We have not started any new lotions or detergents and its not specific to being inside or out.. She gets them Everywhere!

Here are some pictures that I took yesterday morning..










6 comments:

Myssie said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like that before. I have heard some parents talking that "hives" have been going around. One mother said that the doctor gave her some type of cream. Have you tried giving her an oatmeal bath? I have no idea. Sorry. I hope that she gets better soon.

Michelle said...

Poor thing! I've never seen anything like it! I can't imagine how stressful life as been with all the vomiting and not knowing what's wrong with her. Keep us updated and we'll keep her in our prayers.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Those are definately hives. What does your doctor say?

Cindy said...

Wow! That definitely looks like an allergic reaction, and I can understand your frustration when it doesn't go away permanently. Praying she's healed soon!

Tabitha kaelyns mommy said...

:( Hope its all better now..... *hugs*

angie said...

It looks like a contact allergin...have you changed laundry soap lately? Typically if it is a good allergin the hives begin around the face (usually around the mouth), but not always. HMMMM??? Do you have any new pets? Do they itch? Just thinking....wish I could be of more help...they look painful. Poor girl!