There's nothing like suddenly discovering your baby's body is covered in a red rash to send you into panic mode. And there's nothing like being in a country where you don't speak the language to compound that panic. Especially one where virtually nothing opens on a sunday.

Thankfully we found one doctor on duty at the local hopsital (one!) and between her English and Tom's Italian we managed to work out that Aran has Roseola, or as it's known here, the 6th childhood disease. After Googling it when we got back from the hospital everything started to make sense - the rash ocurring very suddenly after the fever has died down is how it presents itself.

Aran's Ok in himself, we've just got to keep an eye on things. And as he's never really been ill before, just the odd cold, this has given us all a bit of a scare!

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AuthorWoolly Wormhead
CategoriesOffspring