Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Pox on the Pox!

Yeah, that's how he feels about it. Not fun at all. Miserable, in fact. Yesterday he was feverish and lethargic all day. His first pox popped and started scabbing over. However, many, many other pox decided to show up.
These pictures only show the pox that are at least a day old. There are many small pox that just showed up that you can't really see. He has pox in his hair, in his ear, down south, a few on his arms and legs, and generally just everywhere.


Today it is all about the hurt and the itch. No fever but this is worse. We're starting the oatmeal baths, the witch hazel for wet pox, aloe vera gel for scabbed pox, and lots of TLC from mama. On top of all that, I discovered that both of his bottom second year molars are poking through. Double ouch. The nursing helps sooooo much. There are actually natural opiates in breastmilk so it's a good drug of choice.

4 comments:

Aaron said...

Poor Jake but you're right. Better now than later.

angstmonkey said...

Ohhh poor little guy..... it will be over soon :)

Joi

elliesmadre said...

I hope he feels better soon. And molars too...ouch!

SUV MAMA said...

Nursing rocks! I feel for him...I still remember getting the Pox. It's great that he's getting it over with young! :)(And while he can nurse!)