I think Saralyn has Roseola. She’s had the fever that comes for three days then goes. Now she has the rash. From what I’ve read, that’s the pattern and it is the #1 cause for fever in children between ages 9 and 12 months. Elly had the fever a week ago and the incubation time is 10 days (contagiousness starts 2-3 days before a fever starts, so that seems about right.)
Saralyn’s rash is mild, and that’s fine by me. The web sites say “hardly worth worrying about”. Really. I love the Internet and the way it can show me the difference between Measles and Roseola.
Both girls are on the deck playing at the watertable, and I’m right here with them, shouting NO and DON’T DRINK THAT! The deck is a very nice place to sit a the moment: not too hot, not too humid, and MUCH more tidy. I repotted many things yeserday. I want to donate many of the plants to Fall Festival at church. I won’t be able to get a garden to grow at the new house – if we get it – so I want to see the plants go to a good home, or at least make some money for the homeless and destitute.
Eleanor is sopping wet, and the baby is not far behind… seems like a great afternoon well spent.