Saturday, August 4

Road Medical

The last day we were in Flaming Gorge I noticed small red bumps all over Jonas' legs. The next day we wake up in Wyoming and there's more bumps, looking a lot like bites. By afternoon they're up his back. I immediately think bed bugs and throw his mattress in the dumpster and all his bedding in the wash. He still has all the bumps by the time we get to Lake McConaughy, but other than itching like crazy, he has no other symptoms. According to my home medical guide he has Chicken Pox! Sure enough in a couple days Jewel has bumps all over her back and legs. They look like mosquito bites that turned crusty. By the time we get here and they jump in the city pool the first day, they've all dissappeared. Jacob never got anything, no one was ever feverish, and the itch was pretty easily controlled with Benadryl.....and not one scar. I still don't know what they had, but I'm thinking they just got vaccinated naturally. Did we really get away that easy for such a dreaded disease?

Whatever it was, Jonas got the memory foam mattress for his bunk he'd been wanting.


Heather said...

Glad all is back to normal now. :)

tribalmama said...

Congrats on the pox! We're always on the look-out for pox infected people to party with. The boys haven't had it yet and I'd like to get it done all at once.

Anonymous said...

Thought I would let you know that the shots for chicken poxs don't always work. My daughter and 10 of her classmates last year (when we were home) got them. All had there shots. I wish Savannah had got them from her sister. because I hear they are awful to get when you are older.


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