August 8, 2010

we got the pox...

so, when you have four kids, it takes a while to get through the pox. we have had it in the house now for six weeks.

so, Caiden burst out in spots on the first day of the holidays. yep, thats exactly what he said. he was not impressed.

so, during the two weeks of the holidays, Cohen had a friend over ( we gave him chicken pox ) and i took the boys to see Grandpa up in hawkes bay. i guess as far as sick holidays go, it was not too bad.

so, school started and off Caiden went. alas, Cohen did not make it to kindy. for the next two weeks, both Cohen and Grayson sat and counted spots. turns out that Grayson's case was a pretty normal one, the kind of case you expect everyone to get. Cohen's on the other hand was pretty vicious. his spots had spots and they were everywhere. he still has some that have not gone away and its a month later.

so, then there is Harlow. i have decided that chicken pox is a nasty disease and should not be contracted by anyone younger than about three. with a three year old you can at least explain what is going on, with a baby of 8 months, its a little harder.

so, i thought that you could only get the pox once. turns out that's not quite true, this is Caiden's second round. some of you may remember his first round, he was four and spend nine nights in hospital with a combination of eczema and chicken pox eating up his skin. if that wasn't bad enough to stop him getting them again, i don't know what is.

so, if you think that is all, well, it's not. during this six week epic pox marathon, we have also had Cohen and Grayson with a virus, and Caiden with the same virus, vomiting, asthma and a chest infection. plus Harlow was in kenepuru hospital with ( suspected ) dehydration from vomiting and diarrhea.

so, throw in three or four nights of three or four hours sleep ... we have had enough of the pox.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds awful. Here's to a night of sleep ASAP