Katie woke up this morning with chicken pox. She has been tired and cranky for the past two days, and maybe had a slight fever last night, but I had no idea that she was incubating these things!!
(Below is a picture of Katie's back this morning)
I must admit that I was taken completely by surprise, because as far as I know, she has/had not been exposed to any one who has them. All of the kidlets at their school are really sick, and many have them have been missing multiple days of class, but the word around the school is that strep is going around. Hmmmm....well this is definitely not strep throat...lol!!!
I was also under the impression that Katie may have had antibodies to the chicken pox virus, because she has been exposed to it numerous times, and has never developed it. Guess I was wrong, eh??? Poor girl!!! She is covered in Calamine lotion and getting small doses of Benadryl to help out with the itching. (Below is Eric when he had them)At least the rest of us have all had them. Eric was one when he got them, and it was really easy because of his age. He never scratched or anything, and he had a terrible case. They were even on the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet! Thank goodness the kidlets don't have school tomorrow, and I am hoping that she will be able to return to class by Wednesday.