She had so much fun running around with all her little friends. She wasn't keen on having Happy Birthday sung to her and wanted no part of her adorable (ifI do say so myself...) Elmo cupcakes, but other than that, it was a good time. And my goodness, this girl got sooo many nice gifts. We're working on some Elmo thank-you's right now.
We almost had to cancel the party though. Julia was running a pretty high fever Saturday. Motrin brought it down and it wasn't too bad Sunday, so we went ahead with the festivities. It came back Monday morning, so we went to the doctor. Little did we know, we would end up there three days in a row.
Turns out a fever with no other symptoms is cause for alarm in little ones, but the doctors couldn't figure it out. They tested for strep, took blood to see if it was an infection, but nothing. They told us to give it another day and come back if it hadn't gone down. Back we went on Tuesday. They decided to give us an antibiotic to see if that would do the trick.
The next day, the fever was gone but the poor girl was covered in a rash. They wanted to see her yet again. I swear, she'll never get in the car with me again. She was not happy, to say the least. Anyway, it turns out she has roseola, a common childhood virus, a fever for a few days followed by a rash. She's covered in pink polka dots, but she'll be fine.
I swear, nothing is ever simple around here, is it?