My kids are sick. No big deal - seems like a cold. No fever and they are acting fine. But when I just went to shower my oldest I noticed a full body rash - looks like hives or an allergic reaction.
Called my older sister to get her advice and all of her kids and her have the same thing. We were all together at New Year's, so apparently we were all exposed at the same time. I'm assuming the rash will appear on me and my other kids sometime tomorrow. Sis isn't concerned either - not taking her kids to the doc.
I know that if I do go to the doc they are going to say it's some random virus and there is nothing they can do but offer some stuff to help with the symptoms, like itching or coughing. I wouldn't normally bother (because let's face it, packing up three sick kids and sitting in the nasty doctor's office when you're nine months pregnant sounds hellish), but since I am pregnant my only concern is that the virus could potentially harm the baby. What if it is some random childhood disease that could harm the baby?
WWYD? Go to the doctor with the three sick kids and risk picking up another virus or two because their immune systems are down just for peace of mind with the pregnancy, or wait it out? I should add that I am planning a homebirth in this house and the last thing I need is to pick up another virus at the doctor's office and bring it home. WHY DOES NO ONE DO HOUSE CALLS ANYMORE?