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The Pox

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I don't have much time to talk. I spent the day trying to get some meals fixed and my chores done in between taking care of my son. He's very sick. The high doses of antibiotics didn't work. He got up this morning and was completely covered in pustules, especially his face, scalp, and trunk but it has progressed to his extremities as well. He does not have an inch on his upper body that is not covered. I called the doctor and they had me bring him in right away. I was not leaving until I had a diagnosis. They were pretty shook up when they saw him as he had deteriorated so much since yesterday. They tried to get him an immediate walk-in referral to a dermatologist. The dermatologist won't be in until Friday due to a death in the family. My son is in a lot of pain and is itching at the same time. His lymph nodes are swollen, he is febrile, anorexic, irritable, has a headache. The dizziness is better. I told the doctor I thought he had chicken pox and he started to examine him and has decided that he thinks I may be right. My son is so bad he had to put him on antivirals and on steroids. He got 2 injections in the office. We picked up his prescription and some things from the grocery store he wanted. If he gets any worse he will have to be hospitalized so if you don't hear from me you will know what is going on. The doctor said that hubby and I are infected with chicken pox as well and should be on quarantine. I'm not feeling real well so I'm sure he's right. Kind of hard to be on quarantine when hubby has to go to work but I will stay home. So I can't get my errands or shopping done this week.
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    Wow. Chicken pox. So sorry for poor Ian!

    Wow you always have drama at your house.
    2816 days ago
    This is a scary sounding situation. I hope this all falls to the wayside soon.

    2819 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    emoticon along with good thoughts and prayers coming your way.
    2820 days ago
    wow, it is just not letting up for you - I had a life like that - think thats why I am disabled and non-functioning now...I hope you all get well and Ian does not have to go to the hospital.. emoticon emoticon
    2820 days ago
    just so you know! I had the shingles shot after 1 bad bout of it! now I get shingles randomly 4 or 5 times a year with a light tiny little case of it now so you decide! Once you get the shot there is no turning back! You have it for life!
    2820 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 12:36:20 PM
    you and hubby can get shingles from him Morticia! For my daughters with chicken pox they sat in little tubs of cold water with baking soda and played all day! I was instructed to give them benedril for the itch! It worked wonderfully! I am saying prayers! not good to get it in this hot weather! emoticon

    ps he need sun glasses 4 a few day as the light hurts!
    2820 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/3/2012 12:30:21 PM
    Definitely watch out, he could develop the shingles. I hope he feels better soon. I hope that you feel better too. I will keep him in my prayers. emoticon
    2820 days ago
    oh my and just having come off the mrsa my goodness girl..knows i loves you for sure
    the lady mary
    2820 days ago
  • FITB4-40
    Poor guy!
    I will be praying that you see immediate improvement in your son's condition and you and DH stay healthy. emoticon
    2820 days ago
    emoticon I hope Ian feels better soon.......
    2820 days ago
    I hope that your whole family recovers quickly and that your son doesn't need hospitalization. Thank goodness you are a nurse and could make a diagnosis.
    Sending healing vibes your way.
    2820 days ago
    Whoa! Chicken pox in adulthood is serious business. Thank God you know what you're doing and could tell the doctor what's wrong! Geez. I was just about to say "shingles" when you said "chicken pox." So you and Benny didn't have the pox as kids? Or did the doc mean that, because you're exposed, you're carriers and could infect, like, a pregnant woman or something? My God. As if you guys haven't had enough trials, now the pox as well?

    My daughter got an infected pock on her side when she was in kindergarten and ended up in the hospital for nearly a week on IV. While she was there, a teenager was in for the same thing because of an infected pock on his foot, which is more serious. If one of Ian's pox starts to look inflamed or black ... but never mind, you were a nurse!

    You're in my prayers.

    2820 days ago
    OMG! I hope your quick diagnosis will mean he doesn't suffer with it too long & that he does not end up in the hospital.
    Take care of yourself, as well, because you know if your don't, you won't be able to take care of him!
    Sending prayers for his speedy recovery.
    2820 days ago
    OMG! I am so sorry!! When my son was in 4th grade he had chicken pox which turned into systemic infection--they all became pus filled. YUK Although he wasn't nearly as serious as Ian sounds. I will hold all of you in my prayers!!!
    2820 days ago
    Gosh What a mess...I just got oer the shingles, so I sort of know how he feels. Poor Guy...
    I wish your family well.
    2820 days ago
    OH wow I know that chicken pox in adults is worse than for kids. I hope you all feel better soon, that your son doesn't have to be hospitalized ( how old is he?) and that you guys don't get sicker. With your run down immune sx,eeek.
    Do take care and remember take care of the caregiver!!
    2820 days ago
    I am so sorry about this affecting your family. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I really hope your son medicines help him soon! emoticon
    2820 days ago
    My prayers are with you, Ian and your DH. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! emoticon Carol
    2820 days ago
    Sending good thoughts for quick relief and complete healing.

    2820 days ago
    Praying for all of you; take care of yourselves!
    2820 days ago
    Oh My! It does sound like the chicken pox. You all have to be careful, that can lead to shingles. They've been running commercials here in NE Oh. about that.

    Oh My...Prayers and special hugs!
    2820 days ago
    emoticon Praying for all of you!!
    2820 days ago
  • CHRIS3874
    Wow that's too bad - I had chicken pox hen I was 28 so yeah I can definitely relate to this. Its a whole different animal from getting it as a kid.
    2820 days ago
    Oh my dear, my dear, I'm so sorry about your dear son. Hope that he can get turned around for the better soon. And that you and your husband can fight it off quickly! Love and hugs to you, Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2820 days ago
    Praying for your entire family. So sorry Ian has such a bad case of chicken pox. They are a horrible disease. Hoping those medicines work quickly for him and that you and DH do not get such a severe case.
    2820 days ago
    OMG, I'm gone a few, and all's not well, oh dear, oh dear. This isn't good AT ALL. I'm hopeful the transition to wellness is swift for you all. I hope your immune system can hang on ... the pox is supposed to be wicked (as you described - awww) at an older age.
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    2820 days ago
    I'm SO sorry this is happening to you and your family! You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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    2820 days ago
    Man, you just can't catch a break, can you. Hope ds is better soon. Prayers going your way.
    2820 days ago
  • KIKI0531
    Fast healing thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Hop all are on the mend soon.
    2821 days ago
    'M" I am so very sorry for all of this it's really awful. I hope you have confirmed diagnosis soon. I am thinking of all three os you, I hope there is improvement very, very soon. HUGS Pat in Maine.
    JUst so very sorry, you have all been through enough. HUGS, emoticon
    2821 days ago
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