Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Pox

As if we didn't have enough drama around here, Weston has the chickenpox! Well, I guess I should say "had" the chickenpox as he is finally on the mend and should be able to go to school for the first time this week.
It started Friday when I came home from work.  He was laying in bed and felt warm.  I checked him and he had a fever of 100.4.  He then says, "mom, I have these red dots on my arm" and pulls up the sleeve of his shirt.  I knew at that moment.  But, I hoped it wasn't really that!
So, we went to the dr first thing Saturday morning--and it was. Ugh. But, Dr. J was good to put him on an anti-viral medicine in hopes of lessening the duration and extent.  He said that the older you are when you get them, the worse they are.  So, I am thankful he chose to be proactive and shave some time of this thing!
However, it wasn't enough time because Weston still had to miss his first baseball game last night.  He still had a few blisters and I was so scared that he could possibly bust one open and get a staph infection (not to mention infect someone).  However, he looks tons better today, so he will be back at school tomorrow!! Bring on the make-up school work! :(
**IMPORTANT**I could not figure out how he got the chickenpox at his age.  There are at least 4 cases at his school.  I called his pediatrician and he received the vaccination at 1 yr, however they did not require a follow up booster for school when he started, so he only had the one shot.  Please call your pediatrician and check to see if you child has had the 2nd booster!! Kylie had not had it and we took her first thing Monday to get it!
This was Friday when he was just starting to get spots

By Saturday morning, we were facing this!!

And by Sunday, they were on his back/belly....and a few on legs, head, face.

Day 3 when the blisters started to form


Jen S. said...

Oh my goodness! I hope he mends real soon and feels much better! I also hope nobody else in your house gets them.

SheWolf said...

Thanks Jen! So far so good on the rest of the fam!! :)