Friday, February 5, 2010

Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox

Prince Charming caught the pox. I had a few sleepless nights with the poor guy. The King was out of town so I had the privilege of dealing with it all on my own. He was a little crabby and hard to deal with during the worst of it, but now that he's almost clear of any pox, things are back to normal.

He loved being covered with Calamine lotion. Some of his siblings wanted to count his spots, but he said, "No, they are my poxth...you can't count them!"

He thought every spot needed a bandage, but I talked him into only one. The worst pock he had was on the inside of his lower left eyelid. It didn't bother him as much as it bothered me.

He was a pretty popular little boy. I had a number of people call to come visit so they could expose their kids. He loved the attention...and sharing lollipops with his friends.

He took a lot of oatmeal baths. I put oatmeal in an old sock and he would squeeze the milky liquid out into the tub and rub it on the worst of his itchy spots.

The oldest boys had the pox a number of years ago and the middle four were vaccinated. If I could do it over again, I would have skipped the vaccination. Maiden still ended up with 27 pox and Duchess got a few too. They also had fevers, headaches and sore throats along with Prince Charming. I've been told they will need Varicella boosters in the future and there is a possibly they can catch a mild case of pox every time they are exposed. UGH. I wish I would have done my homework on that one!

Fortunately for Prince Charming he's now fully immune, and pretty proud of the fact he had the "chicken poxth blithsterds".


12 comments:

  1. Umm, does Prince Charming have a lisp that needs some work? I'd love to help!!

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  2. BTW, that was me in the previous comment--one L.

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  3. I vividly remember waking up as a kid to an itchy, poxy body...poor kid!

    I don't know much about the vaccine - does it protect against shingles, too?

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  4. Poor little guy! I hate the chicken pox!

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  5. Poor Him. I had pox once exactly when I was of his age. It took really long to see the marks disappear.

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  6. Poor Prince Charming..they are miserable. My children survived the pox too. However my youngest ( Now 34) had them twice..the Pediatrician says that it can happen. I am not real enthusiastic about all the vaccinations that they give little ones nowadays:(

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  7. Oh, I had chicken pox...but none of my kids have. Praying for you ...!

    Kimmie
    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

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  8. He is still adorable even with the pox!!!!!

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  9. Oh - well it looks like he made it through them just fine! My youngest two have never had them... I should have come on over, but now they have had the shots.

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  10. Darnit! I wish we could have come over and exposed the little three! Oh well, I hope it travels around the state and ends up close to me! I called that one, worst pox the "king pock". It seemed like each child had ONE giant pox that was the first to show and the last to go. Each of the three kids still have a scar in that place.
    Your son is a total cutie pie, even with those pox!

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