Okay, ieatcrayonz, you asked for it.
Big Boy most likely has erythema multiforme, which is probably caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. Where he got THAT, we don’t know; but we’ll be questioning all the local ladies of the night.
The rash covers his body, but – so far – has not developed on his mucous membranes. If it does, it may be erythema multiforme major, also called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Now, look, I’m just warning you…if you Google that, the images are SCARY. And that is NOT what Big Boy looks like right now. He does not have the rash in his mouth or on his lips; it just covers his body. It looks bad, but not anything like those Google images.
The doc looked at him this morning, noted that his symptoms are basically the same as yesterday – which is a good thing, at this point – and said he’ll keep him here one more night. If there’s still no change tomorrow, we’ll probably go home and wait it out. It’ll take 1-2 weeks to go away completely.
So, anyway. That’s where things stand right now. Thank you all so much for your love, prayers, and support. We really do appreciate it.
I’ll try to update again when I know more.
Love and hugs to you all.