Chicken Pox (by )

Just come back from the Dr and Jean definatly has chicken pox but badly and she was immunized against it which is a good thing as other wise it would have been a lot worse. Becuase of the amount of spots extra that she has she should not get it again at all apparently it was becuase the other cases where mild that she's been getting it multiple times.

The drs (the first one went to get a collegue to check stuff out becuase she was a bit concerned) said the most important thing was keeping nials short I pointed out I'd cut them short as soon as we got her home from the nursery which for some reason they seemed impressed with when I thought it was just the sensible thing to do. They also said that I could bathe her in a tepid bath containing bicarbanate of soda to help sooth her skin. Which goes against what nhs directs website said but hey maybe its only for when you have lots of spots!

I have to watch out for Jean experiencing any ear ache and keep an eye on her breathing but was assured that complications are rare (though they said that if we hadn't immunised her she would have had complications with how bad this lot is).

Within herself she seems alot more perky today though we are having a bit of an issue with her pulling her scabs off to show people :/


  • By Angie (Mum), Tue 20th May 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    Big cuddles for Jean and a hug for you Sarah, frustration and worry and exhaustion when you're nursing a sick child can cause you problems when you already have what seems to be a summer cold and bad throat. When Jean gets some sleep, you need to get some rest too. The work will wait if necessary. Luckily you have Daddy there.

    Hope you are all feeling better soon. Love to you all.

  • By Charlee, Tue 20th May 2008 @ 3:01 pm

    Didn't know you could get immunized against chicken pox! Glad she's not too bad, but sorry to hear you're both unwell. You'll make yourself sicker thinking about what you can't do. Instead just try and get some rest, you're Mum's a wise woman 😉 Love to you all xxx

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