Oh, Penny, that is one scary looking rash! It's a good thing you got good photos of it!
Let's rely on others' opinions as well, but to me, it looks like nothing BUT a bull's eye!
I might defer to a Dr who sees this in person, but I'd be really careful, because a bull's eye always means lyme. ie; nothing else causes a bull's eye rash. That is one certain piece of information with which you can arm yourself at the ped.
Considering the circumstances -- that he developed this AND became ill -- is really serious. The ER really should have started him on abx. I don't know enough about abx ointment.
PLEASE keep us posted on this! And please, if he starts getting sick again, take him back to the ER. Because if he has Lyme, he could very well have one or more of the co-infections and a couple of them are extremely dangerous in the acute phase.
God bless you and your family. I will pray that he gets the proper attention and treatment!
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.