Monday, May 22, 2006
Aaaah! I'm seeing spots! Help!
I had a bit of a surprise on Sunday morning. I awoke and put my littlest one in her high chair in the kitchen where my husband was and went to take a shower. When I came back I noticed that there were spots on her face. I thought she had scratched herself with her fingernails that hadn't been cut. Then I noticed it on her neck...I lifted up her shirt...aaah! It was pretty much everywhere but her bum and legs. Well I don't know how many of you do vaccinatins, I know there are a wide range of beleifs out there. Well I am a vaccinating mother and she had just gotten her vaccine for chicken pox about 11 days prior. You know vaccinating was just something that we did. Also having lived 12 years in Mexico as missionary to deaf) and having given birth to 2 of our 4 children there, it makes sense when you're in a foreign country to be protected in that sense. Well anyway, it looked like it would be chicken pox..even according to all the information we could find on the internet..gotta love that google! Well all that wouldn't be so bad except that I'm starting up my own business as an independant consultant for Usborne. Selling books and having home shows. It wouldn't work to have my first show in my home and my kids having chicken pox. I don't think that would be very good for business, ya'know. It is funny though cause there are some moms at my church that don't vaccinate and they would like their kids to get 'the pox'. So I figured I could do my 1st show with moms who want their kids to get chicken pox! Well we waited the afternoon and it did not get any worse. It actually seemed to calm down..even after having her play outside with her siblings. It is a little warm her in Texas and the weather would have agravated 'the pox' if that was what it was. But it did not. So if any of you mommies have your kids wake up with spots, contact me, cause I think I've educated myself enough for all ya'll. So what is it?...roseola! OK, most of you have probabally had your runs with this and it's old news. I even question how after having had 3 other yungins' how the 4th took me by surprise. Well for me, by the time one has passed through a stage that they are in and move on, I tend to forget how we even got through it. So I might even be contacting some of you asking for help one of these days.