So my poor little Harry has got chicken pox. Its been years since the teens had them so I forget how awful it is.
It started on Monday with Just one Spot, then on Tuesday he got one more spot. By this time I wasn’t sure if it was chicken pox or just random spots. Tuesday afternoon he got a few more which confirmed it definitely was chicken pox.
On Wednesday he had lots more but didn’t seem hugely bothered by them, just maybe a bit more clingy. By the afternoon he had lots and he went downhill. He had loads in his hair and mouth and his back was super sore.
In the day we’ve managed to soothe them but last night was awful. Poor Harry came into bed with me and he was so fidgety and unsettled all night. He kept sitting up, laying down, cuddling me, putting his legs on me, shouting out, its was so awful to watch.
I managed to gently play with his hair or very gently tap his skin and that soothed him enough to fall asleep for a short time.
It’s now Thursday and he is so sad 🙁 He is covered now and they’re not only itchy but hurt and of course he is super tired. I’m trying to keep fluids down him but he even struggled with an ice lolly earlier and couldn’t finish it.
I’ll admit I’m struggling this week. I’m not 100% myself because I have an ear infection. I’ve had both boys most of the day on my own and they’re both being super clingy. Then after them being asleep in their beds a couple of hours they’re both up again and I’m on my own with them all night again (Tom works nights). I’m not getting any time to myself to unwind and then I’m getting a unsettled night and back to having them in the day again.
I really really hope it passes soon and I really hope Jack doesn’t get it 🙁
Do you have any tips or advice? Especially at night because that’s when we’re struggling.