So Saturday morning we had the pleasure of going over to a friends house to swim. They were out of town and graciously gave us entry into their home for the weekend. They have an awesome backyard w/ pool, hot tub, basketball court, and in ground trampoline.
The kids LOVE being in the water and they are getting so much better at their swimming. They are really independent but still require watching in case they panic (although they are capable of swimming). They’re jumping off the diving board and everything. It is great to see them progress in their swimming.
We grilled dinner and were sitting around the table eating when I noticed a bunch of bumps on Wen’s chest. Some small, like zits, some slightly bigger and kind of scaly. Hmmm??? Mark’s first thought was chicken pox. He didn’t seem to be itchy and no fever though.
Sunday morning there was more spots. They didn’t exactly look like the chicken pox I remembered but honestly, I’ve never seen chicken pox on dark skin. We called our friend who is a ped nurse and she gave us some info re: who is contagious, etc. We kept Wen home from church and I took the other kids. Since there’s a 3 week incubation period there’s not really anyway you know whether or not they’re going to get it and I can’t very well just keep them secluded for 3 weeks.
The kids have ALL had the chicken pox vaccine. Wen & Beza had the first dose back in January. I can’t find the last immunization sheet from their appt. on August 11th to see if that’s when they got the second dose. If it is then that’s pretty much 3 weeks ago. So I’m wondering if he actually developed the case FROM the immunization.
We don’t have 100 percent confirmation that it’s chicken pox. Didn’t feel it necessary to take him to urgent care or anything. He doesn’t seem uncomfortable in the least. So we’ll take him in on Tuesday morning and see if that’s really what it is.
I’m hoping none of the other kids get it and that Wen’s done with it soon. I leave to go visit my BF on Thursday and hate to leave dad with a bunch of sick kids 🙂