Great. This is Not Fun!

So Thursday Sai comes home from school and was fine. By the time I got home from work two and a half hours later he had a headache and fever. We kept him home from school Friday. Saturday morning he woke up with a rash on his face and arms. We called the pediatrician’s office and talked with a nurse. She thought that it was probably just a rash–not chicken pox–and to treat him with Tylenol and Benadryl. This morning poor Sai was completely covered with bumps.

Sai's Rashy Face

And now…

We think he has…



I don’t get it. He’s completely caught up on his immunizations. But we found these three blister-like bumps on his chin. And so did some Googling and checked out our pediatricians web site and we’re thinking it’s chicken pox. DANG!

Is it chicken pox?

I’m worried about Jay and Sophie now. They’ve each only had one dose of the chicken pox vaccine. Sophie just got hers two weeks ago. I’ve seen a few little bumps on Sophie’s tummy but I don’t know if it’s the same thing or something random.

I guess we’ll see what tomorrow brings. If he has more of these blistery things. We’ll have to call the pediatrician again. Wonder if we’ll need to take him in to verify.

But other than this it has been a really good Mother’s Day weekend. Joe got me some sandals that I really wanted. Chaco ZX2. NICE! I’ll have to get a picture of them later. Saturday we worked up at Joe’s parents for our Mother’s/Father’s Day gift. We built garden boxes and planted a small garden. And we helped with their yard–it was maybe the third time ever in my life that I’ve mowed a lawn. It wasn’t bad except for the steep hill on the side of the house. That was fun. Today we had lunch at my sister’s for Mother’s Day. And tomorrow I’ll go help my parents weed and plant flowers for Mother’s/Father’s Day.

Joe finished his externship last week. Now we are crossing our fingers for a job. He’s applied and we are just waiting to hear back from the hospital. Until then, or until he starts back to school in the fall, he is Mr. Mom. He gets to stay home with the kids and take care of things. Yeah, it’s going to be hard to keep up with Sophie the trouble maker! But he’s a GREAT dad and can handle it.

Oh, and Joe’s nephew now has a rash. Guess he’s got it now too. Sorry Jared!


3 Responses to “Great. This is Not Fun!”

  1. 1 Jason May 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    No good on the possibility of chicken pox. At least you have Mr. Mom around to take care of the kids if they get sick.
    Thanks Jason! Mr Mom has been fabulous. He’s a really great dad!

  2. 2 lera May 11, 2009 at 3:56 am


    I kind of thought Spenser had chicken pox a couple of months ago when she really had a rash from the same laundry detergent that gave me hives. I was a little freaked out.

    Good luck.
    I feel bad for him. I vaguely remember having chicken pox in third grade and it wasn’t fun. Sai’s haven’t been bad. The doc said that since he’s been immunized it will most likely be a mild case. He had the rash ALL over his body but only has had a few actual pox. So he is lucky.

    My kids have sensitive skin and have gotten rashes from the laundry detergent too! It’s crazy!

  3. 3 Joe May 11, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Were you to embarrased to mention that you also got “Twilight” for Mother’s Day?
    Yeah, kind of. What about it? Huh?! 🙂 Thanks, though, for making it a good Mother’s Day. Love you!

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