Well, she has strep throat.
When I got home from work, her temp was about 99.9, and she looked awful...really pale and with dark circles under her eyes.
I took her to Urgent Care and he asked me if she had any unexplained rashes. I said, well, she had one about a week ago on her lower tummy, but it cleared up in two days and didn't really seem to bother her.
He asked how long she has been moody...I thought about it and realized that although she has been having more mood swings since the weekend, that her moods have been more extreme for about a week now. For a child who doesn't usually have tantrums, she was suddenly having one every time she was the slightest bit upset about something. I wrote it off as growing pains.
Well, he looked at her throat and at her ears (which are perfect, thank God!) and said she definitely has strep. Between the high fever, the mood swings, the presence of strep in the house, her swollen lymph nodes, the crankies, the way she looked...he said he wasn't even going to need a throat culture and prescribed antibiotics.
He said that often with little ones, you will see a rash near their groin at the onset of strep.
So my daughter could've had strep for over a week, and I had no idea!
Oy...but at least now she is getting better!