This is the reason they are gone. James developed this red patch on the back of his head in the early part of June. His hair fell out and we took him into the dermatologist. He said he needed to run some tests and gave us a topical ointment for other stuff. A week later his lymph nodes got huge and he went through a miserable weekend with a temperature, I assumed it was a flu bug or sinus infection. I took him to the pediatrician and she said he had picked up a bacteria & a fungus and started him on antibiotics for 10 days & a fungal treatment that would last 3 months. This thing on the back of his head was the size of half a golf. It oozed puss constantly and bled all the time. It was so painful for him.
These pictures were taken the 1st part of August and it's amazing how much better it looks. The dermatologist confirmed our suspicions and said our pediatrician guessed it right. He had a fungus call a "Kerion" and prescribed another topical solution. Then just last week we went in for a check up and the dermatologist notice a circle patch on my arm (that I assumed was eczema) and a circle patch on Paige's knee (I thought was a rash) - He said, "I hate to tell you this... but you both have the fungus too" - I was like, What the h...?! Where did we get it from. I just assumed James picked up a weird strand from licking the ground or eating dirt. He said the #1 carrier of this type of fungus are household pets and specifically rats. I got it from touching James head all the time (applying medicines) and Paige got it from her constant exposure to the rats! Now they are gone and all I can say is good grief & good riddance! We should be whole again in 2 weeks & pray James hair will grow back or we can always start looking into "kids Rogaine". Luckily he is still as handsome as ever.