By the time the weekend was over, he was a really sick little guy with painful blisters spreading rapidly onto his scalp, ear and towards the front of his neck and onto his face. Back to the doctor who took one look and said he had shingles! (yes, children get it too!)
The little guy has been fighting high fevers and intense pain bravely all week. He has endured needles and endless medication. Today was the fourth visit to the doctors and he was prescribed further medication. The chemist delivery guy has been here so often this week. Finally we have the pain under control with stronger pain killers and now we just need to get the itching under control and make sure that he doesn't get a secondary infection. His little neck and face have swollen up and he does look rather strange. He is infectious and so may not be in contact with children who have not had chicken pox.
I am so grateful to friends and family who have popped in to see him, spoiled him with treats, done shopping for me, lifted my other two children, called , emailed and supported us in this time. He has been lent some wonderful story Cd's and kiddie movies to enjoy while in bed. I set him up in our bedroom and he has a little bell to ring when he needs something. It has proved to be very helpful if I am off doing washing or getting cooking done. Not much else has happened here this week other than seeing to his needs.