Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A pox isn't on our house

On Sunday evening Bob and I became convinced that Little Elvis had chicken pox. His whole chest and back were covered in little red bumps.

He wasn't itching them or feverish, but Dr. Google assured us that it was either chickenpox or some sort of very rare staph infection. We chose to go with chickenpox.

And I spent all Sunday evening fretting because I took him to nursery at church that morning before the rash appeared.

We were sequestered as soon as we got to the doctor's office, which oddly upset Little Elvis. My little loner did not want to be by himself in the exam room. For once, he wanted to play with the other kids! The grass is always greener I guess.

The doctor did not agree with Dr. Google. She thinks that Little Elvis has extremely sensitive skin. Apparently, my decision to not pre-wash his new clothes anymore was a bad one. He wore two new shirts this weekend, and got very hot at the little festival we attended on Saturday. The doctor thinks that caused his chest and back to break out.

I'm glad that we don't have to be quarantined in the house for a week, and that he's not itching or feverish or contagious. But I'm frustrated with myself for being lazy and not pre-washing his shirts.

3 Comments:

Blogger Jeni said...

I wouldn't blame yourself, I have put many an unwashed shirt on Skyler. Might be rethinking that one now.

5:19 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

good to know. i wondered when people stop doing this.

hope the rash goes away soon, that can't be fun.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Ann(ie) said...

I've done the same a million times just like you....don't beat yourself up, girlie...but like Jeni I might not be doing that anymore either!!!

8:07 PM  

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