Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chicken Pox

My oldest has caught the chicken pox. The poor little thing is absolutely covered in them. It's day 3 and they just keep on popping up! I'm doing everything I can for her to stop the itching and keep her comfortable - lukewarm oatmeal baths, dabbing calamine lotion on her itchiest spots, administering Benadryl & Tylenol etc.

She's the only one out of my 3 kids who wasn't vaccinated unfortunately. It wasn't something that was automatically offered at the time when she received the normal childhood vaccinations. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the other 2 avoid it. I don't think I could handle 3 itchy kids!

1 comment :

  1. Just make sure YOU had ch. pox as a kid. My mother suffered it along w/ me ....much worse for an adult.