My youngest has chicken pox!
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|Sat, 05-01-2010 - 7:54am|
Thursday night, Emily complained of a headache and went and lay down. I gave her a bath and noticed a couple of spots on her neck and back. She is allergic to insect bites- I thought she had gotten a few because she had been out playing in the garden.
Friday morning, she is covered in spots and has a fever! I thought- can't be chicken pox- she's vaccinated for them. Anyways- we go to the doctor and surprise- you can still get chicken pox even if vacc.
I called the school- Emily is the 11 th case of chicken pox at her school this week. 2 other girls in her class have been home with it. And they have had cases for the past 5 weeks. I know you can't do anything about them- but I wish the school had given a heads up.
I had to phone all my dc parents- they were great about it- a few had already had it, all but one were vaccinated.
My oldest had chicken pox at age 1.5 and gave it to me. My two middle kids were also vaccinated- so we will see what develops.
Emily has been pretty good about it- but she is "itchy" all the time anyways (she had sensitive skin), so she has been taking benadryl and using aveeno creme. Oatmeal baths help too.