Friday, September 12, 2008

OH NO!!! CHICKEN POX!

Brennan came home from mutual on Wednesday night and said he didn't feel good. Sure enough, he had a fever of 102. So naturally, I planned on keeping him home from school. The next morning he woke up and had quite a few "pimples" on his face. I thought it was a little strange since he hasn't had any before, but you know, he is 12. So, being the good mom I am, I went and grabbed my astringent to put on them and thought that would take care of it. Later in the evening, we were sitting eating dinner when he said, "Mom, I have another one of those things up on my head." I looked at it and saw a big blister. I had Jeff come over to look at it. He said, "That looks like Chicken Pox to me." Chicken Pox? I never even thought of chicken pox. I mean, all my kids have had the chicken pox vaccine. Of coarse, they did warn me that it wasn't guaranteed they wouldn't get it. I guess they were right. I then lifted up his shirt and looked and found many more of these blisters everywhere. Jeff took him to his mom's house and she said it looked like them to her too. I immediately looked it up on the Internet. Sure enough, he had the same blisters that I saw on all the pictures of chicken pox on the Internet. That's when it dawned on me that Regan had had a fever a week earlier and had 4 or 5 of those, but they were little. I thought they were just bug bites...like the blisters from the fire ants we had in Texas. I should have realized that wasn't it since there are no fire ants here.
So, then I had fun telling all the pregnant mom's of Regan's playgroup about the chicken pox, as well as my friend Cheri who is going through Chemo. I felt so bad. Poor Brennan woke up with a lot more this morning and seems to be getting more and more. He's got it from head to toe and is pretty miserable. These pictures don't do it justice. You'll have to click on them to be really grossed out. Of coarse, I had to take pictures to blog about it. As I was taking them, Brennan looked at me and said, "You're really enjoying yourself, aren't ya mom?" Sorry Brennan. I just couldn't resist.

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Hopefully it will be a mild case since he's had the vaccine. Or at least that's what the doctors tell you. Nolan got chicken pox, 1 month, before he was due to get the vaccine shot. I have no idea where he got it from. But, luckily we didn't really figure out how to itch them except for his face. Hope Brennan isn't too itchy!!!

laura said...

Poor Brennan! Hope nobody else gets it! I'm itchy just reading the post.

Melissa said...

That's how Nolan was too... poxes were everywhere (his hair, even on the bottom of his feet) Ewww! I was so glad he was little and I could just bundle him up so he couldn't scratch! Hope nobody else gets it. I guess you'll make sure everyone gets that 2nd shot now :)

PattiH05k said...

I've spent the last week with poison ivy, so I can sure empathize with the poor kids & their itching! Now I guess its just a waiting game to see if the others get it, eh?

Anonymous said...

Poor guy! I hope they run their course soon. Chicken Pox are no fun! I am sure you are making it as tollerable as you can for him since you are such an awesome mom!

sweetieabbott said...

That is no fun. Poor Brennan, chicken pox are the worst! I hope he gets feeling better soon.

Reeses Pieces said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't seen chicken pox for forever. Poor thing. I was so young when I had them, but you still never forget the itch. Hang in there Brennan.