The Attack of Chickenpox
So last week Thursday I got a call from the nursery saying my daughter, Anjie, who I had dropped off that morning was sick with chickenpox! Like OMG!!! Where and how did that happen??!!
So turns out that it had been making the rounds in the nursery and I, innocent of chickenpox as I am, didn’t know what to look out for! Felt quite bad really that I hadn’t picked up on it. But apparently most of her breakouts happened in school and they weren’t much, thankfully…
She handled it very well really. Reduced her solids and went back to more of milk and waking up more for comfort (she even moved into the bed with us on some nights, that doesn’t happen much!). But overall she still was her playful self but just wanted more hugs and cuddles. She ran a temperature a couple of times but nothing Calpol didn’t solve. She also got a bit of a cough and runny nose which is still ongoing!
Today, she’s great and back to nursery. And the second best part? I didn’t get it! I never had chickenpox growing up so was really worried I would! Hubby was 100% sure I’d get it too! But thank God I didn’t. That said, I still fell sick with a horrible flu and crazy sore throat! Never had it that bad before! Guess my immune system too a serious beating with the chickenpox so just picked up something else… Not complaining though, give me a flu any day over itchy chickenpox!
Now everyone is doing great! Wasn’t a great week for us, but we survived! The chickenpox lasted a full week and she was as good as gold! Still a bit clingy but that’s to be expected and she’s still not quite there with her solid food yet.
Earlier, last week Anjie also got to spend a whole night alone with her dad! I had to travel for work. My first time away from home without her and needless to say, they were fine without me. Maybe I should do this more…
Here’s a picture of my poor baby covered in calamine lotion.
All in all, I’m just thankful it’s over and done with! My girl’s a fighter so we’re moving on to the next thing! Bring on the 1st birthday!
Everyone have a great weekend! We’re off to Milton Keynes!