Anyone who is a parent knows that small children can easily develop rashes.

They often develop on the bellies and bums. Clothing sensitivities, allergies and heat are some of the things that can cause children to develop rashes. Parents are often able to determine the cause of rashes without having to go to the doctor.

1 However, La Vonne Palmer knew that something was wrong when her son developed a rash.

Her suspicions grew when her son developed a high fever. La Vonne knew that it would be best to take her son to the doctor. She is glad that she took her son to the doctor because he probably would not be alive if she didn’t.

Doctors found out that her son had Meningococcal disease. This is a disease that can be prevented with a vaccination. However, it can be fatal if it is not treated.

2 Meningococcal disease is contagious. It can be transmitted through saliva.

The longer a person is in contact with an infected person, the more likely he or she is to develop meningococcal disease.

If the limbs are infected, then they will probably need to be amputated. Fortunately, La Vonne’s son was treated in time and has stabilized. Doctors believe that he will survive.