Monday, April 26, 2010

The Chicken report

Day 4 of dealing with the chicken pox. Poor Alex. She is covered head to toe. She has them in her mouth and throat. She has them in her unmentionables. She has been living off popsicles for the last few days. She is so hungry but it hurts so much to eat.

I miss hugging and kissing her but she is covered in spots and covered in calamine lotion. She has spent the last few nights moaning and groaning. Not sleeping well.

I feel for the kid. I really do. I just called in sick for her for the whole week. I doubt she will be ready to go back anytime soon. I don't think I can pack her a lunch of popsicles and send her off.

Work asked me not to come in. A lot of people at work are medically fragile. Getting chicken pox or shingles would not be good for them. I didn't have many hours to start off with and now I have less :( But what can you do.

Last night we were all sitting there watching TV and all of a sudden Alex says "An elastic band - bong bong bong." No idea where that came from!! I can't help but wonder what goes though her brain.

She is such a cutie. She is so bored. I am sick of board games. I am sick of her being sick. I imagine she is sick of it too.

Not that interesting today. But this is all I have dealt with for the last few days.


  1. That sucks. Dd2 was the only one to have them here (the others were vaccinated but she was too young). She spent a lot of time playing in the tub during oatmeal baths. I gave her lots of buckets, cups, etc. to play with. Maybe that would work for a little while? Good luck! I don't envy you!

  2. I hope she feels better soon. It sounds like she has a terrible case of the 'pox'. I hope each day will get a little easier for both of you. Blessings...Mary