Drew woke this morning without a fever for the first time in three days. He was sitting in his crib saying "drink" and "cup" over and over again. He is dehydrated and hungry, but still doesn't want much to do with either.
This afternoon Drew broke out in a rash. I immediately began scouring the Internet for possible culprits, and found the Roseola Virus. All of the symptoms fit Drew perfectly, and a quick trip to the doctor (the fourth one in as many days) confirmed the diagnosis. Now, in 5-7 days Drew should be rash and virus free.
I hope Drew's appetite comes back soon. He has no interest in eating - anything. We've given him free reign in the kitchen, and he still won't eat. He's a little better with drinking fluids, more so in the morning than the rest of the day. I'm hopeful that this is the last we see of this stinky virus.
The verdict is still out for Drew's Sister. This virus typically affects children between six months and two years, so she is just past the age for it. We shall see. Please send some "go away virus" thoughts our way.