To think that if you have chicken pox you should be I'LL..
Ormirian · 30/03/2011 20:03
Not just spotty?
DS 2 sent home from school. Dh had to leave his class to pick him up. I'm working from home for the next few days. I had to rush into town between meetings today to get camomile and piritlon.
Got home to find a perfectly happy lively 8 yr old running around proudly showing off his bloody spots
How the hell am I going to keep him entertained while I'm working? He should at least have the decency to act I'll and lie about, being quiet and pale.
moonmother · 30/03/2011 20:16
Be careful my Ds (6) was like this at first when he caught Cp last Sep.
First 24 hours he was fine, but the more spots he got the more ill he got too, 4 days later, when the last of the spots started to come out, all he could do was lay on the sofa crying.
Piriton, nurofen, calpol and calomine cream were a godsend.
dustycups · 30/03/2011 20:21
my ds2 aged 2 has them and is home and off preschool, and he his normal self and it hard for him cos he wants to go to the park and cant understand why he cant stay when we take his sister to preschool and has to stay in the pushchair in the infant school playground getting ds1! if he was actually ill it would be easier!
notyummy · 31/03/2011 08:40
DD was absolutely fine with chicken pox - no symptoms at all other than the spots....which, thank the lord, she didn't even seem to find that itchy! I know it can be a lot worse. Her cousin had it and was COVERED in spots plus vomiting and high temperature (spots inside her eyelids and vagina - OUCH.)
Ormirian · 31/03/2011 08:42
But I can't rather! I'm supposed to be working and I suspect I will be on the phone most of the day as I have a consultant in installing a new version of a system so we need to be able to talk to each other. Just hope DS's timing is a little better than it was when he was ill last time - on the phone for a conference call when he came in and announced in a loud but wobbly voice 'Mummy I've been siiiiiick!'.
Ormirian · 31/03/2011 08:46
I was ill with it - I can remember it clearly, DB was very ill but both my older DC had it very mildly and all the spots in their hair and round DD's ankles. In fact for a few days I was convinced she had been bitten by cat fleas and was madly de-fleaing the cat and the house My CM put me right and then DS1 started scratching his head.....
RatherBeOnThePiste · 31/03/2011 08:48
Oh arse Omirian, that is a pain.
I'm currently at home with DD aged 13 who has taken too much blue inhaler and her heart was racing and she thought she was going to faint. She gets hay-fever and only has the blue inhaler essentially for this time of year, but that means her body is not hardy to it iyswim. She woke up and felt wheezy because of the hay-fever, itchy eyes as well, took 2 puffs, felt it hadn't worked so took more, then more.
She is a plonker.
But she will be going in at break time!
DevonDumplin · 31/03/2011 08:51
But with chicken pox the actual illness takes hold a fair few days before the spots come out so children are usually pretty poorly with flu-y like symptoms and are at their most contagious before anyone usually knows it's pox, then they start to feel better once the spots break out. Unless the spots are so intense that they themselves make the poor child ill as notyummy's neice had. I work with children and that's my understanding of how it works, god knows children do bizzar things with illnesses though
Limelight · 31/03/2011 08:53
I'm in the same situation. DS (3.9) is on day 4 of chicken pox and is essentially pretty healthy... and getting increasingly bored. He's getting sadder and is seemingly 'iller' but I think that's largely because he's really pissed off with feeling itchy. Poor kid. I don't envy him.
Not sure how much more Star Wars I can watch though frankly....
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