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April 9, 2010

Chickenpox??

I suspect that Superstar HAS chickenpox. At least that is what it looks like to me. I called our doctor's office this morning to get their input and they said to come in and have him look. (They don't think it can even be chickenpox because he did have the vaccine for it.) We'll know for sure in a few hours and I'll post an update then!
Symptoms:
red spots everywhere: face, ears, legs, arms, hands, belly, back, etc
Most of them are just red spots but the ones on his face and ears are the worst. They look kinda pimply.

He really isn't running a fever now and to my knowledge he didn't have a fever before. However after talking to my mom this morning she said when we were kids and had it our fevers were low grade and we for the most part were still active wanting to go outside and stuff like that.
Part of my is dreading going in because of the last time we were at the doctors when he was sick.  The nurse then told me "You homeschool so how did he get sick?" I can almost hear it now "You homeschool so how did he get chickenpox?" (If they confirm that it is indeed chickenpox).

With comments like that I just want to repsond  with "Just because we homeschool doesn't mean we are hermits. We do go to the store, other dr offices, church, homeschooling co-ops, parks, etc. They do play sports and are around other kids. DUH!!!!"

Okay so I'm projecting what happen the last time around on this upcoming visit. I have never had issues at my normal doctor's office, so I'm sure we will be fine.  I just wish they would have said over the phone "Yep sound like chickenpox and do xyz, but I know they can't really do that anymore because of fear of being sued."

More to come later.....

3 comments:

  1. Good Luck! I will be looking for the update. When my older children got the chicken pox, they didn't run fevers or if they did they were low grade and we didn't even know they were sick until they broke out.

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  2. Oh wow! I can't wait to hear if he really has them. And how odd when doctor's offices ask that. Um, kids don't only get sick at school. As a matter of fact, my own kids seem to pick up most of their infections when we go to the doctor's office for something else. I seriously get worried when I hear our medical providers sounding so ignorant about illness and disease.

    A whole lot of home schoolers are trying to get the chicken pox right now -- our family is one of them. I'm shocked at how much I'm hearing about it, lately. Since the vaccine isn't even close to 100% effective and certainly doesn't provide life-long protection, many just want to get the virus and get on with life. The only way to get real immunity from the original strain is to get the virus.

    We especially have to be concerned in my family because my father has an odd immune system when it comes to all chicken pox-related viruses. He gets them ALL and has struggled to build a true immunity against them because they are very dangerous if you get them after you become an adult. So as odd as it sounds, for life-long safety, my children really will need the real virus to have reliable protection. If they don't, we'll have to do the vaccine every few years pretty much for the rest of their lives.

    By the way, sorry I've been away for a long time. I just finished another master's degree and finally feel FREE to enjoy the blogosphere a little more. I cannot tell you how happy I am. Woohoo!

    Hugs,

    ~Shaye

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  3. How rude! Some people just don't realize how rude such comments are.

    My eldest got the vaccine and the chicken pox a year later, it can happen. Vaccines aren't 100% contrary to what doctors would like us to believe.

    I opted not to give our youngest the vax until hes 12. I'm hoping he gets it before then.

    Good luck.

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