I've declared May 31st 'Red Spot Awareness Day'. A petechial rash looks like pin prick sized blood blisters. The telltale sign that a rash is petechial, is when it doesn't blanch (turn white) when pressed. If you can press a glass against the rash and still see the spots, it's petechial.
Petechial rashes must never be ignored. It is commonly associated with Meningococcal, Leukemia and (in Max's case) Severe Thrombocytopenia.
I hope that someone might read this and seek medical attention before it's too late. A few days after the rash emerged our little boy was on life support.
If only we'd known what we know now.
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