Got there and they confirmed that it is shingles. Basically once you have had chicken pox the virus stays with you for life and can then flare up as shingles at any time especially in kids with low immunity, although it is definitely more common in adults.
Look at the redness around Bianca's mouth:
Kate the play specialist came to visit Bianca and Bianca really enjoyed it a lot:
Bianca was so very brave when they put her wiggle in. Not even a tear in sight. Bianca does pull a face when they put it in, but the skin is numb so it isn't sore at all. (The dark bits underneath Bianca's lips, chocolate!):
It has been 260 days since we started treatment and to date Bianca has spent 83 days (non-consecutively) as an inpatient at Wellington Hospital of which a total of 43 days spent in isolation. It really is starting to feel like our second home.
So basically today we did 2 doses of the antibiotic and the anti-viral meds and then that was stopped so now we are back on IV anti-viral meds at the hospital, Bianca also had her co-trimoxazole twice today and will be getting her Mercaptopurine tonight 2 hours after supper.
Tomorrow morning is also Caitlyn's very first birthday!