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.