So then I began researching Rubella symptoms, because I read somewhere that the rash is a pink lacy, blotchy sort of rash that starts at the neck and slowly moves across the torso and out to the limbs, then disappears after just three days.....when we began increasing Grayson's olive leaf extract, which is an antiviral, he broke out in a lacy pink rash which I first noticed just around his collar and the back of his neck, then before the end of the day, it had moved down his torso, back and front and onto his arms. This lasted three full days. It never reached his legs, but remember that vaccinations are a weakened version of the virus. Thinking back even further, to when he was reacting to his 12 month vaccinations, which included the MMR...he experienced a fever, a gland popped up on the side of his neck that hasn't ever gone down permanently since, and he broke out in this same rash only days after the gland popped up, he also experienced a sore knee that he wouldn't even bend to go up the stairs, and a swollen eye! I will bold the symptoms he experienced....
Check out the eerily similar symptoms!
Early Rubella Symptoms
- Mild fever
- Swollen lymph glands behind the ears and/or neck
- Tiredness (he was lethargic while the rash and fever were present)
- Muscle and body aches
- Red, watery eyes (swollen eyelid and red eye)
I only wish I knew at the time to consider testing for Rubella titers to see exactly how high they were. If I knew then, what I know now, I always say this. This finding however, can mean real healing for Grayson, it means getting to the root of one of the major problems he could be experiencing. If he was, in fact, shedding the virus at the time we increased the OLE, I worry about the possibility that Gavin could have been infected as well. We will cross that bridge when we get there, but I must say, we are now beginning to see the very same symptoms cropping up in Gavin, and at the same time, he is 2.5!
Here is a picture of Grayson on the left with the rash and a patient with true active Rubella on the right. Keep in mind that the vaccination is a weakened form of the virus and we are bringing the virus out with antivirals, so it wouldn't be as severe as acquiring the virus via contact with a person who has it.