Addy started on a Sunday where she just layed around all day not feeling well and complaining her throat hurt. The next morning she woke up with her throat still hurting and a 101 fever. We took her to her pediatrician that said it was just a virus and gave her a decongestant. By Monday evening she had a 103.6 fever and couldn’t move her head because her neck was swollen on one side and hurt so bad. We took her to the ER. They diagnosed her with tonsillitis and an infected lymph node and prescribed her antibiotics. She had a fever off and on until Wednesday when the rash appeared. We took her to the children’s hospital ER. The doctor said the rash was hives from an allergic reaction from the antibiotics. He gave her a steroid and a new antibiotic. She was feeling a little better with the steroid. Then on Friday she was complaining her tongue was itchy. So we took her back to her pediatrician. He said that all of what she has is from a virus and a reaction to using the antibiotics when you don’t really need them. So he said to stop giving her everything and she will heal with time. Then on Saturday morning she woke up with a 103.9 fever, her eyes were bloodshot, her tongue was huge and bumpy, still can barely move her head because of her neck hurting, a sore throat and a worse rash. So we took her back to the children’s hospital ER. The doctor there that morning finally diagnosed her with Kawasaki disease. She was admitted in Saturday 3/17/18. They began the high dose aspirin at 6:30 that night and every 6 hrs thereafter. Her fever spiked to 105.7 and they decided to start the ivig at 9:30 that night. The next morning she was like a whole new person. She never had a fever after that and all of her symptoms are slowly subsiding. She had an echocardiogram done on Monday which came back good and no problems with her heart. She got discharged on Tuesday 3/20/18. She still has the rash and her hands are now peeling and also an occasional headache which they said is from the ivig. Other than that she is getting back to her usual self and feeling much better. She will be on 1 aspirin a day for 2 months and we go to the infectious disease doctor in 2 weeks to repeat blood work and an echocardiogram.
3/13/18- tonsillitis and infected lymph node
3/15/18- confirmed tonsillitis and infected lymph node
3/17/18- Kawasaki disease
She’s doing great and getting back to her normal self