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Thursday, May 03, 2012

My son is still sicker than a dog. He was up all night and I had to get up to calm him down. He is very irritable. At least he did not end up at the doctor's office again today and he rested for longer periods. The antivirals, steroids, and antibiotics seem to be helping some. I am pushing him to eat and drink. He is having some vivid daydreams that frighten him as he thinks they are hallucinations. They are the result of the fever, lack of sleep, meds, etc. His temp is actually better today.

In answer to questions, he has never had chicken pox before nor the vaccine. They did not offer it when he was young. I wanted him to get the vaccine but his doctor was not eager for him to as he has some pre-existing medical problems. Both his dad and I had chicken pox as children but the exposure makes us susceptible for shingles or a subclinical case of chicken pox. It is so contagious that everyone he has come in contact with has already gotten a dose of it. The incubation period is around 2 weeks. He will be infectious until he stop getting new pox and they dry up.

His dad and I have taken over all of his chores at home so we are both ready to drop. So my day was nothing but work taking care of him. I managed to fix a decent breakfast, lunch, and dinner. He is not in the mood to eat. I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. I spot cleaned the cages. I took out the compost and fed the wildlife. I cleaned the porches/patios/steps/pavers, swept the floors, vacuumed, shook out the rugs, emptied the waste cans. I did 11 loads of laundry in the pole barn. My hubby helped me carry in the last 2 loads when he got home from work - stated washing at 7:30 in the morning and got the last load washed at 6:30 P.M. and the last load dried at 10 but I was too tired to fold it. We will have a lot of laundry with him being sick.

Well. I'm exhausted. Hubby and I need to get some sleep while we can in case he is up all night again.
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    Wow; so very sorry!
    2942 days ago
    My heart goes out to you and all you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with your son, you and your DH!!! Hope you are all getting plenty of rest.

    2945 days ago
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    Wishing your son a speedy recovery. I hope that your stamina holds out. You are amazing! You do so much! I am envious.
    My Dad has shingles. He has had them for over a year. It is hard for him to fight infection since he is working on managing his leukemia situation. He does well but it can be overwhelming at times.
    Hope you have an easier day tomorrow. Maybe you will get some reprieve from enjoying your beautiful natural setting. Hope so!
    Hope those baby bunnies are doing well, btw.
    Take care and hugs, Karen Ellen... emoticon
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    2945 days ago
    Hope all returns to normal soon. You've had your share of crap in your life for quite a few years. Poor son is miserable. All 4 of my kids had chicken pox at the same time. I got shingles vaccine today with a dpt. Since shingles is a live vaccine, you can get shingles. My friend has it now. If you get to the doctor's office within 24 hours, there's a Rx to head it off.
    2945 days ago
    my firsat bout with shingles lasted 8 months! emoticon It felt like a b ee stung my whole right side of my face & hair! Jets from the shower was excruating for all those months! It left that side of my face weak and I still get little itchies that sting and know exactly what it is....another bout with shingles! Please get well soon!
    2946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 8:21:42 PM
    Still praying for you all. I ended up getting chicken pox from my kids - in my 30s. I thought I was going die. I feel for your son. emoticon Get well soon.

    2946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 7:58:59 PM
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    I understand how exhausted you must be, when you also need to take over his chores. You do enough with your own chores.
    I am glad he is improving, and I hope it continues.
    2946 days ago
  • -LINDA_S
    Wishing you the best and crossing my fingers that you don't get really sick. I've had shingles several times, and they're miserable but my bouts were relatively light. From what I understand (and this is from the "natural" sources) the vaccine really doesn't do any good. I'm a little confused as to how this works when you're around someone with chicken pox. If you've had chicken pox, it means you're likely to get shingles? I thought that came from its lying dormant in your body. Need to look that up...but anyway, sending good thoughts your way.

    2946 days ago
    Well, I sure hope he gets better soon. The only thing worse than a sick kid is a sick, crabby adult!
    2946 days ago
    You are a smart woman to rest when you can. Hope your son recovers quickly. Making three decent meals is good when you have all that laundry!
    2946 days ago
    Hang in there and try to take care of yourself, too. emoticon
    2946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 8:42:02 AM
    Just as other posters have said some where in there take care of yourself, you know what will happen if you get sick. HUGS all around. Get well everyone!
    2946 days ago
    Oh Morticia, I was exhausted just reading about your day. Please rest as best you can. Some chores can wait for a day or two - they won't be going anywhere (lol). Your son is very lucky to have such a caring and skilled mom.

    Hoping that your son continues to feel better. My thoughts and prayers are with you. emoticon Carol
    2946 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    emoticon With everything that is going on....please try to rest when you can and take care of yourself. I know it easier said than done, but you don't need to get too run down. emoticon
    2946 days ago
    Hope the improvement continues for him!! Be sure to take care of yourself--you've had your own medical issues recently (but I guess you knew that!).

    P.S. Please by a washer!!! ;)
    2946 days ago
    OUCH your poor son.. I vaguely remember the chicken pox as a child and that was no fun!! I hope he is better soon and that you and hub get some much needed rest...
    2946 days ago
    I am glad he is doing better. Take care of yourself. You and your husband must be exhausted. Hope you get some sleep tonight.
    2946 days ago
    I hope you can find some time in your activity-filled days to rest!

    2946 days ago
    I am hoping that right now you are sleeping! Try not to let yourself get too run down, I know, so much easier said than done! You and the family are in my prayers, you guys take it as easy as you can and I hope your son gets to feeling better soon.
    2946 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/4/2012 1:24:34 AM
  • WILLOW49
    Sure hope your son feels better soon. Get some rest while you can.
    2946 days ago
    Get some much needed rest. I hope hd feels better soon.
    2946 days ago
    Hang in there... !!
    2946 days ago
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    Yes get some rest , that's all you need to get over tired it sounds like you are already not feeling well either. I forgot you can still get a second case of chicken pox. I wasn't given anti virals when I had it I dont even know if they were that common. My GP wanted to admit me to a hospital to get them and I was told by the doctor there that I couldn't leave the room if I was admitted because of his precious AIDS patients. What a JERK. Needless to say I went home.
    2946 days ago
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    I'm thinking of you all so much as you go through this scary ordeal. It sure sounds like you're such an awesome caretaker! Wow, I commend you over and over again. I hope you can all get a good rest tonight and feel better tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2946 days ago
    "m" really tough times for you all.
    Take care, hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2946 days ago
    holy mackeral....
    hope you get some rest for sure tonight..i have the unfortunate problem of shingles as a result of my chicken pox..and my son had it three times..all confirmed by the doc before the vaccines..first one side and then the other side and then all over his head and neck..that was a treat for sure..me ..my shingles present on my scalp and my hair gets real thin and i have headaches because of course it hurts to touch it..the doc had a hard time believing that until the dermatologist con firmed it and it's rare on the head lol and my son was hospitalized with mumps even after the vaccine..he was there for several weeks
    while they tried to contain it..fortunately it did not sterilize him as it is apt to do but they he had a hard time for two weeks
    it's hard these diseases for sure and they are out there waiting for us to fall into their holes for sure rest and try to keep up but if you overdo it well hire some friend to come and get your laundry and take it home and do it or to the laundromat..take care of yourself also because you are barely over the mrsa
    love and hugs
    from a distance
    the lady mary
    2946 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    I'm glad to hear your son is doing a little better today. Sounds like you are running yourself ragged. Hope you can get some good sleep tonight.
    2946 days ago
    Oh dear! With all of that I'm surprised that you had the energy to blog! Please know that I'm thinking about you and yours and sending healing energy and prayers your way.

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    2946 days ago
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