Thursday, December 3, 2015

SCARLET FEVER IS ALIVE AND (un)WELL(come) at our house


I have had our Lulu here for a couple of days.
She had a light rash that started on her arms
and spread to her tummy
and then her legs.
Early on it didn't look like much to worry about.
Her Daddy took her to the walk-in clinic.
They told him that it was "nothing",
a reaction to something she ate or "something"
and sent her home with Benadryl.

She couldn't go to school all itchy
so she stayed with me and spent the night.
Yesterday, she got up and I looked at her.
NOW she had a REAL RASH!
I called my daughter and said-
She needs to see her pediatrician asap.
My daughter called and got her right in,
they performed the test and
SHE HAS SCARLET FEVER
(which is kinda like strep gone bad).

She is quarantined to my house for 
a couple of days.
She will be fine but needs some tending.
SO~I will be back in a couple of days with
AN UPDATE.

Enjoy your weekend
and I will see you soon.

uh-oh-
I think I might have a rash myself!
Yeah- and Happy Thursday to YOU, too!
your photo name

121 comments:

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Oh dear. Are you and your Hero immune to this? I certainly hope she is feeling better soon. That's too bad that it wasn't caught the first time she was in to see a dr. You're such a good Nana to take her in!! -Jenn

Sylvia said...

Praying for Lulu to recover soon.Take care of your 'rash' too!

Mimi said...

Poor Lulu! I hope she feels better soon. Prayers and hugs sent your way!

Sonny G said...

Prayers for LuLu's recovery.. You are the Bestest Grandma ever.~!!

Nonnie said...

Praying for Lulu. I didn't know that had to do with strep. So glad you stayed on top of it and had the test run. Bless her heart and may the Lord bless and keep her and touch her body and protect you and all yours.

Pam Kessler said...

Oh, no! I didn't even know there was Scarlet Fever anymore. Hope she bounces back quickly! Do you have a big orange sign stuck on your front door? Like they used to in the olden times :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I know Lulu will recover quickly with a little TLC from her Nana!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I remember when my daughter was diagnosed years ago with Scarlet Fever I called her school to report that she would not be in school that day and they panicked. I received at least two more phone calls from the staff that day. It had been a feared disease many years before, but today with drugs, it is over in a few days.

Adam said...

I remember getting hives a lot when I was in school. They'd always say I was allergic to something but nothing new would change in the house. I hope she feels better

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I had Scarlett Fever when I was a girl and I remember how miserable it was. I had to be hospitalized....back in the olden days. I'll pray that she feels much better soon. Sweet hugs, Diane

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh no! Poor Lulu. And you. Loved the cartoon. Lol. Take care over there.

Kathy said...

Poor Lulu. I hope it is a quick recovery for her and that she doesn't share the wealth with her Nana.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Hoping Lulu feels better soon! Having her Nana take care of her has got to help!

Kelly said...

OMG! I'm so sorry to hear that. I didn't know that scarlet fever was even still around. I didn't even know what it was! It's a good thing that they discovered what was wrong with her and she is now receiving proper care. I hope she gets better soon!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

-sigh-

Glad you had more sense, than many others.

Lots and lots of gentle hugs,
Tessa

Susie said...

Diana, So glad you got help for Lulu. Thankfully she'll be okay with the right meds and care. As for you...I think that's wind burn and you may have to give up beans for a while. LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Wild Oak Designs said...

Be careful you stay healthy! It's contagious...and we'd hate for you to get sick...and besides...we'd miss your blog!!
Hope Lulu gets well soon....
Nancy

Shirley said...

Good Morning Sunshine, I know that nana will take good care of Lulu. I think sometimes they are in to big of a hurry when they look at kids and they are always allergic to something. I am glad they found out what it was and pray for a speedy recovery. Thank you for my morning chuckle. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend. Shirley

Mindy said...

Wow, that's nuts!

Nellie said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear of this development with Lulu! We went through that with one of our girls at a young age. Hope the medicine works quickly for her! xo Nellie

racheld said...

Soothing lotion, smooth bed, and sweet rest to your dear girl, and good together quiet times for the two of you. The quiet warmth of isolation is sometimes a blessing in disguise, and she's so fortunate to have the advantage of the NanaLulu days together, despite the aggravating cause. (That sounds like a magical place, NanaLulu, where all is pink and flowery, with cupcakes for breakfast and endless stacks of books, and the weather is doing whatever you think of when you look outside, or a lovely Hawaiian experience that you'd pay extra money for on your trip).

Both of you are in my thoughts,

rachel

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh, I hope she gets better soon! I remember hearing about someone getting scarlet fever many years ago and I didn't even know you could still get it, but since then, I've heard of many people who have. Glad she is resting and getting better. I'm sure you'll take good care of her. :)

Amy said...

Oh no! I'll be praying for Lulu to recover quickly and praying that you and your hero don't get it!!
At least you found some humor in all of this. Oy!
Take Care Diana!
Hugs, Amy

Amy said...

Oh no! I'll be praying for Lulu to recover quickly and praying that you and your hero don't get it!!
At least you found some humor in all of this. Oy!
Take Care Diana!
Hugs, Amy

Linda said...

Oh, gosh! I don't even know anything about Scarlet Fever. Take care of Lulu and of yourselves! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I haven't heard of anyone have that in ages....get well soon Lulu!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Yikes poor Lulu. But with Nana's love, attention and care she will be rash free soon. Thinking of you and your family in prayer today.
xoxo

Karen said...

Oh, I feel bad for little Lulu. That looks very uncomfortable. Glad you're taking good care of her!

Karen said...

Oh, I feel bad for little Lulu. That looks very uncomfortable. Glad you're taking good care of her!

Launna said...

Diana, I hope little LuLu is okay... we'll see you when you get back xox

Stephanie said...

Oh Diana, poor Lulu! Please know she will be in my prayers. And yes, with Nana's love she will be feeling better in no time! Hugs to you!

Lorrie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for little Lulu. I hope the rash goes away soon and she can "enjoy" her days of isolation with her Nana.

Barbara said...

My sister had it as a teenager. Took her quite a while to get over it. Maybe you caught it early. Good luck.

Laurie said...

Girl, you are crazy! LOL!! I hope Lulu feels better soon.

Teresa Hennes said...

I hope she gets better fast. I haven't heard of anyone getting that in a long time. That looks painful!

BeachGypsy said...

Oh no!! Poor child!! Is she feeling any better? Back in the old days scarlet fever was quite serious but these days the meds take effect quickly and she should be recovered fast

Vee said...

Oh dear! I hope someone notified those incompetents at the walk-in clinic. Praying that everyone is back to normal, especially you =D, very soon!

Sweet Tea said...

Glad you're available to "nurse" Miss LuLu.
huh oh - I just got a strange visual of you actually
nursing (as in boob) LuLu. My mind is a strange thing.
Get well LuLu! FAST!!

Linda said...

I haven't heard of many cases of Scarlet fever, I know it was a bad disease many years ago, but I am sure they have lots of new drugs to remedy it now. That's so nice that you are able to keep her for a few days. Don't you get sick!!!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

I have not heard of scarlet fever for ever! Oh, I do hope that your little one will feel better soon and they you don't get sick too.
xo
Jemma

Jan said...

Oh no! Hope she is well soon. Both of my kids had it our daughter when she was little and our son when he was at university. Fortunately, he was dating his future wife and her parents are doctors, so he was in good hands!

LV said...

Dana, you really have had your plate full lately. Sorry to hear about the little one. Trust things get better soon for everyone. Hang in.

Renee said...

Hope she is feeling better soon.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Oh Diana, I am so sorry that Lulu has Scarlet Fever. I had it when young and it is nothing to mess with. Today they can take care of it far better. I am praying she feels better soon. Take care my friend. Blessings, xo

Missy George said...

You do'nt hear about that one much anymore..Hope she is feeling better soon..I hope no one else gets it !!

Donna said...

Oh my goodness...sending hugs and prayers...

Carla said...

It is likely the doctor at the walk in clinic had never seen a scarlett fever rash. How many people on this blog said they hadn't heard about it in a long time?

Carla said...

It is likely the doctor at the walk in clinic had never seen a scarlett fever rash. How many people on this blog said they hadn't heard about it in a long time?

Anonymous said...

My son also had Scarlet Fever which my doctor said is just strep with a rash but it scared the hell out of me. He got mono a few weeks later and the doctor decided there was a carrier in his Nursery School and he bit his nails so he picked it up. I'm sorry your little sweetie is sick. BTW that son is now 37. All I could remember was the Quarantined signs that I used to read about.

My Kentucky Living said...

I have heard of Scarlet Fever...in fact my father-in-law had it as a young man. It is nothing to mess with...so do keep an eye on your little sweetie. Of course I know you will. Now we have meds that work faster, etc. Thankfully! So glad you are able to host "sick bay."
Sheila

Anonymous said...

Praying for sweet LuLu and your. xoxo

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Oh no, Diana--poor little Lulu! I haven't heard of a case in years! Take care of yourself and little Lulu! xoxo ♥

living from glory to glory said...

So sorry for the little bug... I am just glad you had the insight. So many things,popping up!
Will pray for you all.
Roxy

Rose L said...

Oh my! I did not know that was around anymore. I do hope she has a full recovery. I remember years ago a friend had it as a child and the rash left scars!! I hope there is good lotion to prevent that!

Carla from The River said...

Sending prayers. My dad's sister had Scarlet Fever years and years ago. It was not fun. I am sending up prayers for all and a HUG!!
Please keep us posted.
Love to all!
Carla

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sorry to hear this, but glad they caught it. Hope she is better SOON! My daughter and family are recuperating from strep right now...lots of sickness this year.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Sending prayers your way...and hope she's better soon. Scarlet Fever, gosh I haven't heard of that in a while!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! I hope little Lulu is feeling better soon! Poor thing. You stay well too. Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! I hope little Lulu is feeling better soon! Poor thing. You stay well too. Nancy

tammy j said...

thank heaven for your quick intervention!
if not treated properly it can affect the heart and kidneys.
just when you think those old childhood diseases should be gone for good!
prayers for little lulu here. xoxo♥ she's in good GOOD hands.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

hope nobody else gets it, and that she feel well, and less itchy, soon.

Consider It All Joy said...

I'm sorry to read this about sweet Lulu. One of the reasons I Do NOT like walk in clinics!!!! My prayers are with you all! No VA for you for a few days, don't want any of those vets getting all hot, bothered, red and rashy!! You are A Blessing of a Nana!!! Cindy xoxo

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry Lulu is feeling so sick. Scarlett Fever, I had no idea it was still around. She has no better nurse than you for sure!

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry Lulu is feeling so sick. Scarlett Fever, I had no idea it was still around. She has no better nurse than you for sure!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, poor little Lulu. Hope she feels better soon. You know how you hate to see a sick child and you want to give them all the tender love and care you can, and she will get that from you, I have no doubt. BUT, with us old broads its a different story, as you have so graphically depicted!..Hope all else stays well at your house..xo Judy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You are the Nana in charge but please take care of yourself too! I love reading your funny and cute posts every day! I hope sweet Lulu is well very soon!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh no !! I didn't even realize scarlet fever was still around! Poor baby and poor you.

Feral Turtle said...

Awe poor Lulu Feel better soon! You are like the best Grandma ever! Don't get sick

Estelle's said...

Oh my goodnes...poor darling...hope she feels better asap! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word, I thought we had completely wiped that out. My mom had it when she was a little girl and it messed up her heart somehow.

Man what's up with all these weird things coming back? Is it because so many use/d anti bacterial lotions and it messed up our natural immunities? I am on my knees praying for your Lil Lu = and hope you ALL are well and better very soon (and don't ever catch this!)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word, I thought we had completely wiped that out. My mom had it when she was a little girl and it messed up her heart somehow.

Man what's up with all these weird things coming back? Is it because so many use/d anti bacterial lotions and it messed up our natural immunities? I am on my knees praying for your Lil Lu = and hope you ALL are well and better very soon (and don't ever catch this!)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh gosh- bless her heart! I hope she is feeling better. It's been ages and ages since I have even heard anyone say scarlet fever!
Sending up a prayer that she is healed soon.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Poor Lil Darlin...prayers coming her way for a speedy recovery. And for Nana not to get sick too!
Take Care
Karen

Chatty Crone said...

I know you will take great care of her. Sorry it went that far. I am so glad you suggested to get her in to the doctor - just in time - it can affect the heart - that happened to my father in law - of course it was years ago. Take care and don't get it.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Goodness! I haven't heard of anyone getting that but I remember reading about it. I hope she's feeling better soon. Hope you stay healthy too!

Jill said...

Oh my! Hope she feels better soon and I hope you don't catch it! That can be serious, I had it when I was little and it affected my heart. Take it easy and try to have a good weekend!

Blessings,
Jill

Pura Vida said...

oh my goodness...take care!

Attic Clutter said...

oh my !! Poor little LULU..
well I hope all clears up and goes far away quickly Diana!!
hugs,Patty

Sea Cottage said...

Poor Lulu..it sounds awful. It is a good thing she has you to stay with her and take care of her. I have not heard of Scarlet Fever accept in old books! Who knew that you could still get it.

I came by to thank you for all of your kind comments sprinkled about Blogland. It really means so much. I have stepped back from blogging for a season. It has really changed over the years (9 yrs in Jan. for me!) and it is time for me to give my heart to other beautiful opportunities. I wish you and your family a Christmas full of love, peace and light. xo Kerrie

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! My girls had that years ago!!! It must make the rounds every few years or so. Poor, Lulu. I bet your rash has nothing to do with anyone named Scarlet, or a fever!!!! Maybe the wrong brand of adult diapers???? Message me and I'll tell you what brand I use...lol.
Enjoy your weekend, dearie. Sunshine and 50's over on this side of the big pond!!
Love you.
Debbie
xo

Stephen Andrew said...

i didn't know people could still get that! Poor thing! Hope the itching has subsided. Being itchy is the absolute most annoying thing. Hope she feels better soon! And that you don't have a little monster wjth cabin fever :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Feel better soon, dear Lulu!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hope Lulu feels better soon. She has a good nurse in her Nana to take care of her. Have a great week end.
Kris

Pat said...

Hope the dear child is feeling better. Hoping you don't catch it. Seems here, whenever the grandlittles get sick, we get it too.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this about sweet Lulu. I do hope she gets better soon. Saying a short prayer over here at red rose alley.

GET WELL, LULU.

love, ~Sheri

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my dear, poor sweet baby Lulu! The scarlet fever, my goodness. My DD Alex had it when she was around 8. Hope she's better soon, although it has a period of incubation, sort of, that we must wait.
I did wanted to come by and check on my friend Diana, as we just got back from Miami Wednesday after a month, remember we went for the birth of our new grandbaby girl. Our DD Alexandra had a very wonderful and natural delivery to a perfect baby. We cannot thank God more!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, we did and I cooked in Miami. We were all together, the four of us, hubby, me and our two girls, Alex and Sofia.
Love,
FABBY

Donna said...

I hope Lulu is feeling lots better, Diana! I can't imagine how awful she must be feeling! She is so lucky to have you:) Hope you are doing ok yourself!!

Kim said...

Oh no, my daughter had that when she was young. Our kitty was named Scarlett and so the kids thought it was the funniest thing. Hope she's already on the mend!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, poor little thing! She's so lucky to have her Nana to spoil her while she recovers! Keep us updated! xo Karen

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Bless her heart! Sending hugs and prayers that she will be okay soon. My Godchild had this when he was young- do take care. She is in great hands with Nana!

Carol said...

Hope she gets well very, and I really hope and John don't get it!

Terra said...

I hope Lulu is all better soon.

Jen Kershner said...

Oh good gravy! That's still a thing? Who knew? Poor little lamb. I bet there is no better place to be than Nana's house when you are sick.

Sarah said...

Take care of sweet Lulu, but take caution yourself. We don't need a sick Nana for the holidays.

Holly Browning said...

Oh my goodness! Scarlet Fever?! I don't think I don't know anyone who's had that that I can think of. Get well Lulu!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Oh my gosh, I missed this post. I hope Lulu is already on the mend!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

I had a very bad case of scarlet fever as a child. Poor Lulu. Hope she feels better quickly. xo Laura

Japolina said...

Oh no....Strep is a the weirdest virus. My kids used to vomit when they had it. It is sometimes very sneaky. Hope little lulu is better :(

Mountain Mama said...

Oh your poor little Lulu - I hope she has a speedy recovery!!!

Wanda said...

OH PRAYERS FOR LITTLE LULU....and thanks for a Maxine laugh.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Aw, poor little lady. I hope she is doing better. My daughter had it when she was about the same age. Prayers for healing - hope you are getting lots of snuggles and nana time with her. Jane

Musings from Kim K. said...

Oh my goodness. I'm behind on blog reading. Prayers for a speedy recovery.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Poor thing...prayers for Lulu!
Blessings,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh,, that is a nasty thing,, take care,,

Vee said...

Thinking of you guys and praying that no one has any rashes today.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

whoa, poor you, poor her. I feel itchy now. I sure would be scared of that diagnosis, simply because of its history. Now with antibiotics and so on, or however they treat it now. Well its nothing to worry about but oh boy, that was not always the case and makes me thankful for the progress in medicine.
Take care of each other
Janice

Melanie said...

Sorry to hear Lulu has Scarlet fever...hope she is doing better now!

Diana Ferguson said...

Hope she is doing better by now!!!

Cristina Garay said...

Awww poor Lulu! I hope she's doing better now!

Okio B Designs said...

Oh wow! Hope she's feeling much better. Who knew that was even still around?!

Jeanine

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

Oh poor Lulu! Hope she recovers quickly. Our oldest had Scarlett Fever when he was younger. He had strep throat and we couldn't get him into the doctor until the next day and by then the streptococci bacteria gave him the rash. My mom knew right away that it was Scarlett Fever. His brother got the strep throat but wasn't sensitive to the bacteria.

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Praying for a speedy recovery for your sweet little Lulu!
XO Barbara

Diane said...

Oh my, well I hope Lulu recovers quickly and is feeling better.

Hugs Diane

Unknown said...

I am sorry to hear this! I will pray for your little Sweetie, but I will have to pass on checking for your rash! lol, My nurse license is BACK ORDERED!

GAYLA said...

THAT UNKNOWN WAS gAYLA... NOT COOPERATING WITH GOOGLE WELL... ????

SpicingUpIdaho said...

I sure hope Lulu is feeling better! I'm so sorry to hear about this! I've been away on a break myself, and I've missed seeing everyone. I hope that things are better at your house! Praying for you my friend!

Pom Pom said...

I hope Lulu and YOU are okay, ND!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That is dreadful news. At least, she is with her Nana, where she will get super duper care. xo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Di, hoping she has recovered by now and that it hasn't spread to others in your family.

White Lace and Promises said...

Funny cartoon. I know you are trying to find the humor in the situation. I'm glad she went on. Sometimes this can turn into worse things like scarlet fever or rheumatic fever. We went through this with my daughter. Good advice, Nana.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Thinking about you and hope all is well, Diana. I'm hoping you are just having fun and too busy to blog! xo ♥