Went to the paediatric unit in Aalborg Hospital yesterday to have Sebatian checked out.
He has been having skin rashes for the past week or so, and has had treatment with penicillin. We thought he had a staph. infection, but in fact it turned out to be something called Henoch- Schönlein Purpura (HSP).
It causes skin rash, swelling and pain in joints, abdominal pain, and in severe cases it can cause kidney damage.
Sebastian has rashes and swelling, and has had abdomonal pain, but luckily there were no signs of his kidneys being stressed.
The cure ? Time and if necessary pain killers !
The disease is non-contagious, so he can attend kinder garten.
But trying to find a danish description of the disease that can be understood by ordinary people, not just doctors, so that you can inform the Kinder garten employees and the parents of the other kids, turned out to be easier said than done.
This was completely non-existent. So now I got a hold of a description form an other hospital, that I will have to have desciphered by Rikke's sister, who knows some latin and medical terms, as she is a secretary in Aalborg Hospital.
The not so nice thing about the disease is that I read, but I don't know if it's true, that it is caused by a genetic flaw and a mix of viruses, but it was not hereditary.
And in some cases the disease can be chronic.
So I'm, thinking does Sebastian has damaged genes ? And will he ever be cured ?
A parent's worries never end.