has anyone heard of this? i guess 35% of school age children get it..but my oon to be 11 month old was "diagnossed" with it early this morning...i say it that way because i am not really sure it is actually that because there is supposed to be a rash and he doesn't have it anymore.but still has a bad cough, high temp and runny nose. on top of this he also has an ear infection. yeah! :(

according to the er doctors him and i can't go around any one who is  or might be pregnat for 2 weeks...sorry LC moms i might have to sit this months meet ups out. they say it could cause serious neo natal problems. he has only had this for a couple days so we are in the clear for anyone i ran into before this.

So if the doctor looks at you with a strait face and says your child has slap face disease...he isn't kidding so don't laugh.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:07 AM I laughed at my doc when he told me my son had Cat Scratch Fever.  I thought he was joking, too.  But it turns out that it's a real infection, usually gotten from cat scratches.....you just never know.  Hope he feels better soon.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 12:09 AM I think it's also called Fifth Disease.  My kids had it last year.  I was told they had that slapped face look and a lacey looking rash.  I was also told the only people this could be harmful to were pregnant women in the first trimester.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 6:56 PM I'm so sorry. poor little guy, he must be miserable. I don't think any of us would blame you for not attending the meet up. My baby (she's 5 but she's MY BABY) HAD SIMILAR SYMPTOMS..WONDER IF IT WAS THE SAME. LUCKILY i KEPT HER HOME WEEK 1 AND WEEK 2 NO SCHOOL DUE TO SCHEDULING THEN SNOW SO SHE;S IN THE CLEAR, BUT IT WAS REALLY HARD . HER FEVER KEPT GOING UP TO 103.6 AND I KEPT TRYING TO BRING IT BACK DOWN  (ooops sorry about caps lock) Hope he's ok.

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