Okay, here’s what’s going on with Emmett. First let me thank you for the thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate them.
In a nutshell, Emmett is negative for strep throat.
That means that this is entirely a fever flare and a bad one at that. The ER doctors were awesome and really good to Emmett.
He did really well, despite being scared.
The doctors in the ER contacted the doctor on call in immunology and it was decided that since this flare is so bad, we would put him on a cycle of steroids.
This is a double edged sword because while it has shortened the flares in the past, it’s not good for the immune system and can’t be done very often, at least not safely.
We have to make an appointment to see immunology on Monday.
I was able to snag a few pictures of the sores because Emmett wanted to see what they looked like. You can basically see a few of the sores that are creeping their way down his throat.
They’re also on his tongue, cheeks and gums. It’s horrible.
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