Health

Chickenpox and Cabin Fever

The first week of the school holidays, Chickenpox struck our house. It’s been crazy, hence why I have not spent much time online and abandoning my blog for a few weeks. First Willow came down with it, not too badly at all. It started with a few spots on her tummy, and a couple of her face. That was pretty much it.

Willowpox

Then 11 days after Willow first started getting spotty, Olive started getting the tell-tale rash. She was hit much harder with the virus than Willow, pushing a temperature of 40*c all night on the second day of the rash, and becoming a little delirious and tearful. Poor baby.

olivepox

Then, poor Ivy came down with the chickenpox. I was hoping that she would avoid the virus because I am still breastfeeding her and passing on my immunity. She doesn’t have the rash as bad as Olive, and definitely has a milder case, thank goodness!

So lots of cuddles, calamine lotion, oat baths and treats (The girls got a couple of new DVDs) were dished out in our house. I though, have been going stir crazy from cabin fever, I have eaten my way through the  entire pantry and done more housework these last few weeks alone than I have possibly done in a whole year. While Willow is well over the virus, Olive and Ivy are now nearly finished scabbing over and we are ready to venture out again very soon. Whooooooooooop!! ivypox

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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