A few years ago it came as a bit of a shock when our little boy became very poorly overnight.
He was covered in a rash, had a cough and his face was all puffy. It was a really rough ride as we tried to work out what was wrong with him.
We were on holiday in the UK at the time and we were told by a few different doctors that he just had a virus.
Something didn’t seem right though, and one morning I took him to the out of hours clinic.
There we were sent to the children’s ward at the hospital. Where a doctor diagnosed he had Measles. This came as a huge surprise as he was fully vaccinated.
However, the doctor assured us that despite being vaccinated, children can still catch it – however the strain will be a mild form. Without being properly tested, we were sent home to look after our poorly little man. I have since found out that as this is a controlled disease, it should have been tested properly – but I didn’t know that at the time.
At the time we were visiting my mum – who had a pet free home – and L started to make a recovery.
When he was better we made the long journey home back to Germany.
After being home for a few days, the symptoms started to reappear. This time the swelling on the face looked worse and I quickly made an appointment at our medical centre.
There the doctor took one look at L and said that she thought I needed to take him to the hospital for a proper check.
So we made our way to the hospital, where the doctors quickly admitted L for further tests. There verdict – he was having an allergic reaction to something.
This week that was spent in hospital was a long one.
We missed Daddy’s birthday and L had all manner of drugs going into him via drip. His little arm was like a pin cushion as the nurses took blood to be sent off to the lab.