Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas red...

Whew! What a weekend...

Saturday evening we attended a terrific holiday party... the couple who hosted this affair are friends of ours from WAY back - probably early grade school. They, like Geoff and I, ended up married with kids. People were there I'd not seen in awhile, and it was great to catch up with everyone again.

During the party that I noticed a few red splotches appear on EJ's face. At the time I just assumed she was playing so much with the other kids that she was probably flushed with excitement...

Sunday morning, and the day of the church Christmas pageant, she awoke to find her cheeks covered in a red rash. And I do mean RED. It wasn't raised, and she wasn't scratching at all, but boy was it really, really red. I immediately asked Geoff to call Nana (his Momma)... she's a nurse and I always value her opinion on such things. ( She's been like a Mom to me for a very long time - I truly value her opinion on everything actually!)

Thing is, she lives in Charleston, S.C and she wasn't able to see EJ's cheeks and properly diagnose from what we told her. About this time I discovered the rash was also on her upper body and down her arms as well. She had no fever, and she seemed fine otherwise, but we just didn't know what to do exactly.

Never one to miss out on a bit of attention, she was becoming a bit weepy...

I remembered the Children's Music Director is a nurse... So, we all got dressed and went on to church... Mrs. Holly thought it might be an allergic reaction to something EJ ate or touched... she is very sensitive, and since there was no fever, so we decided the show must go on!

I admit my initial fear was she wouldn't get to be in the play, and that may have broken my heart, as well as hers. She is shy, but she has come so far... I knew she really wanted to be in that pageant, so I was relieved she was able to give it a go...


The kids did a small preview during the church service of that night's performance... it was adorable, and EJ sang and danced as if she wasn't bothered by anything. Geoff and I were waiting for her to take that leap from the stage, but she never even gave it a thought!

1 comment:

Reynie said...

Funny you say that about leaping off the stage... I was almost certain that she would. I was so proud of her when she didn't though. So proud!