Kimberly called from the hospital around 12:30 and told me that the doctor had finally released Isaac to come home. Ten minutes later Brunswick Elementary School called to let me know that Hannah-Grace has Fifth’s Disease. It includes an itchy rash that can last for four weeks, but since she was in this stage she was no longer contagious. She has “slapped face” red cheeks and red blotches on her forearms.
Dr. T. also told us that it takes four weeks to get to this stage, and during this stage it is very contagious but there are no symptoms (arghhhh). So now, more than likely, all the kids will get the “disease” or already have it.
The name sounds worse than the “disease.” She is fine and you can barely she the discoloration. The only real difference is that she is “itchy.”