|The stages of Chicken Pox|
When they came, they came in force!!
Day 1 and you just know that spot, that spot right there looking a bit pus filled, rather round and looking NOTHING like a white head... that could well be the start, and then within the hour of seeing that one spot on the back of the neck, a friend appears near the ear. My boy is in good spirits, he's happy, laughing, driving me crazy so maybe that's just a spot......check the tummy.
Oh here we have 3 spots that seem to appear before my eyes and off to the chemist I go to get some Calamine location and top up on Calpol.
|The first chicken pox spots to arrive|
|Day 2 of chicken pox|
|Day 3 of Chicken Pox|
It was around now that we explained to Max that these spots would not be here forever, and would soon start to scab over and then disappear. We explained the cream was to help with the itching and if he could resist the urge to scratch or pick them we would treat him to an extra special present. He chose Jurassic World Lego. I'm not surprised, the boy likes Parma ham - he has expensive taste....
For me, this was my worst day of Max's chicken pox. I know how that sounds, and it's not about me, but it is, it's about me, my partner and my son. It's about us, as his parents helpless and just being put on the sideline whilst our baby boy suffers with this horrid disease. My boy was really struggling this day with his throat. I called the doctor and was told to continue to keep him cool, give him cream for the itching and Calpol for temperature but if I was concerned to bring him in.
|Our worst day - Day 4 of Chicken Pox|
|Day 5 old pox scabbing and new ones still coming out.|
|Day 6 Chicken Pox starting to scab over|
|Day 7 Scabs|
|Stomach clearing up nicely|
|Still there, first of his spots 10 days later|
|Day 11 and slowly fading away.|
|Day 14 and the first of the spots are finally beginning to fade away.|
I've summarised below the stages of my boy's chicken pox - it was not a pleasant couple of weeks, but crafting, movies and lots and lots of love got us through it.
|The stages of chicken pox|