A our almost 7-year-old daughter came down with the chicken pox on New Year’s Eve. All of our other children have had it except the 1-year-old (we are waiting with great excitement…NOT!)
I have to say that A has been a real trooper. She had one really bad night where she slept in bed with me (my husband chose to sleep on the couch) and I rubbed her back gently, she took Benadryl faithfully every 4 hours and took warm oatmeal baths all night long. It wasn’t so bad really.
When I try to remember how it was with the rest, I soon realized why this time didn’t seem so bad. Oh yeah, the last time I did this I had 4 children who were sick over a month. It was February 2006. M, R, T, and S all had it over a months time. They were miserable and so was I.
It is amazing to me how time changes us…little by little. I know realize this sickness is short and sweet, it was only one night that was really bad, I am glad to get this over for her and won’t have to worry about it again. Also, L is the only other child who could get it. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
L (the baby) has been feverish and grumpy for about 3 or 4 days now, so we anticipate that she will be getting it any time, but who knows.
How was your day?