Nikki started warmish since last night and I actually spotted some ‘rashes’ on her body this morning. I took a pic of the ‘rash’ and send to our paed, telling him that we couldn’t pop up at his clinic at that time as we don’t have transport.
Moments later, he replied: ‘From the pic it looks like chicken pox vesicle but need to see closer to confirm. Please drop by when u r free today.’
Seriously, speechless and my brain couldn’t function. One thing that struck me for sure – ‘one get, all will get!’ 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ ‘How lucky are we?’ Fortunately, both me and hubby had chicken pox during primary school years.
So hubby rushed back from work and we went to paed. He confirmed that it IS chicken pox! 😩😩😩 And he described it like so horror-fully! Plus advised to separate Norrah (but how?) as baby getting chicken pox will be far worse! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
[Then we remember Norrah will be getting her jab on Monday but dr advised us to defer it for a week with Klinik Kesihatan! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ Another thing to settle!]
Nikki is given anti viral medicine that need to be fed every 3 hours 5 times a day for 5 days. This is her first medication in 21m11d and fortunately she did not really cry or reject when I fed her through syringe. Dr advised to put bedak sejuk instead of calamine lotion as the lotion contains a lot of chemicals – and so we did as recommended (we bought from the Chinese medical hall). There are already few rashes that were scratched – so we can expect some scars. Hopefully it will not be so terrible. I continue to nurse her like usual (the issue of separating them is still on going in mind – see how it goes tonight)!
The question of how she contracted – will always remain a mystery but we think it could be either at Sunmed when she was there during my Gynae visit or at music school. Wherever it is – the situation cannot be reversed. We just have to move forward and brace what would happen the next few days – plus foresee the other two may contract it (I have no confidence that both won’t contract it, honestly speaking).
Just could hope that the ‘pain’ she/they go through will be mild. 😩😩😩
** we didn’t put them on chicken pox vaccine. During Noelle’s time, no stock. During Nikki’s time, got stock but decided not to – what happened has happened- no blame game ! Plus the vaccine doesn’t guarantee 100% protection against chicken pox.