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Now, Sydney was too young to have received the varicella vaccine, and even if they did offer it to infants at the time I was delaying while I researched - but this next baby will have it, because even though many consider it common and not serious - it sure as heck wasn't fun for her! She was extremely uncomfortable for almost a week, covered in hot itchy blisters. I had to cover her in calamine several times a day and give her baking soda baths. We couldn't go anywhere. She didn't sleep well. Luckily she only got one scar that won't be seen unless she is unclothed. I felt so sorry for her and I will not purposefully expose my next child to it if they can be immunized and avoid it altogether.
It doesn't have to be a common childhood illness - if everyone vaccinated against it!
Crissy ♥ mama to Jack 7.16.01 ~ Mia Bella 10.29.02
Angus Pickle 2.24.04 ~ Sydney Bean 10.26.06 & Kater Tot 2.15.09
Poor baby! That breaks my heart to see her like that!
I remember when I had the chicken pox... it was MISERABLE!!! And I managed to get them while on some kind of vacation over Easter... I remember being in a hotel room somewhere (I know it was Easter because the bunny left me a basket in the corner) and there was a pool there and I wanted SO BADLY to go swimming and my parents wouldn't let me because they said I could spread it to other kids who might go in there. Then we had to go to some sort of social thing, and I was all dolled up as little girls tend to be on Easter Sunday, and I was so embarrassed about the blisters on my face that I pretty much hid behind my mom the whole time and didn't want anyone to see me. And let's not forget the unbearable itching and being very uncomfortable on top of it. I'm pretty sure I was running a fever as well, I just remember feeling like crap all over.