Well the Chicken Pox landed on Tuesday evening, my son had a friend over for tea on Monday and his mum apologised profusely as her son she later found out had Chicken Pox. As it happens my son was already brewing up his own spots. He did not feel ill before hand, they just started appearing, gradually at first, but now he has lots of them covering most of his body (although his face seems not too bad fortunately, his back on the other hand is pretty much spot central!).
He has been managing well on Calamine lotion; I have been giving him a generous coating at regular intervals. But today it seemed to be bothering him more. So have had to give him some Piriton, as he seems quite agitated and wanting to scratch them all.
I read somewhere that new spots keep appearing for five to six days, so have a few more days to go. Meanwhile youngest bless him has been suffering from fevers, loss of appetite, coughing and sneezing and I guess its only a matter of time till his spots arrive. The temperature spikes have been very scary, as he had a febrile convulsion last year. He almost had another two last night, you could see the signs, and it was very scary all over again. We are having to alternate Baby Nurofen and Calpol just to keep on top of it. Fingers crossed tonight is a better night. I am grateful hubbie and I can alternate taking it in turns to monitor him and each of us get some rest in between. I still cannot shake off the image of him fitting last May and hope the fever breaks soon.