|This was taken in August. I measured it today, and it is unchanged.|
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Crap! Something else to worry about!
Starting last summer ds (9) had a tick bite. He pulled it off himself and told me about it a few days later. It was on his scalp. Within a short period of time I found an enlarged lymph node on the same side of his head behind his ear. I took him to the doctor, who did a strep screen (negative) and she said that it was nothing to worry about. I waited until October and it was not getting better. The bite area was still sore and slightly raised and the lymph node was still big. I took him back to the doctor and she did a few blood tests and sent us to see a surgeon. Last month I took him to the surgeon and he put Josiah on Bactrim Suspension for 10 days, which we finished a couple of days ago. It did nothing. The lymph node didn't change. However, now for the first time, I see a red rash around the bite site, and it seems maybe he is losing some hair there. Crap! Why can't things be easily figured out in my kids and be treated normally without issues or just go away like normal kids' problems do!