Life with kids is never, EVER a dull moment.
First let me apologize because we have sucked at posting lately. Ash W is not only adjusting to life with 3 kids and a new school year but her hubby has been crazy busy with work. She’s finding her new normal and being a total rock star if you ask me.
And then there is me. We also have started a new school year, my husband’s travel schedule exploded and my son contracted a mystery illness a few weeks ago. We could NOT figure out why he was waking up every 15 minutes at night and was just generally miserable all the time. He started with a bit of a cold but no other symptoms…just crabby and being a toddler. Then BOOM, we had a rash-
What the heck? It started on his back, spread down his butt, around his hip and down his leg. So basically from the top of his diaper to his knee. I immediately thought he had that stupid kid virus hospitalizing everyone (duh) and took him into his pediatrician.
81 year old man 21 month old toddler has shingles. We’ve been through a lot with this guy. Head squeezings, non stop breathing treatments last winter and eye infections that would make your mom wince…and now we have shingles.
My poor, sweet baby has been so SO sick. He’s been in a lot of pain and not sleeping (seriously guys…every 15 minutes he was up for almost a week). We started him on some meds and those seem to help. Almost 2 weeks later his rash is looking better and he doesn’t seem to be any pain but he’s itching like crazy. We’ve been limiting trips out of the house because wearing pants isn’t ideal for him and I can’t take a child around with that kind of rash without getting looks.
So how did he get it? From the chicken pox vaccination. It is extremely rare for a little one to have shingles pop up like this…our doctor has only seen 2 other cases. Of COURSE it’s rare…that’s why it’s happen to us. 🙂 Someday we will win the lottery.
So the last few weeks as been full of not getting ANYTHING done and letting Jack do whatever he wants. This includes Cheez-Its for breakfast and playing with whatever will take his mind off the rash-
I hope you are all have had a MUCH better last few weeks than we have in our house. I’m happy to say Jack is on the mend and should be itch free in another week or two. Until then we will be doing lots of oatmeal baths (gross) and no pants days.