A Pox On My Eldest Son

This morning Bert came wandering in. “Dad, these spots are really itchy.”

Yikes. I checked his bedding, where he’d been sitting and his siblings and there was no sign of bugs or spots on others so it was off to the doctor who has confirmed chickenpox. Yes, despite being immunised he’s managed to catch a dose. The doctor said she saw a few cases before Christmas and he was the second this week. He’s been swabbed (it’s a reportable disease, apparently) and sent on his way.

We’re now on spot watch for the others (who have been immunised, but….)  and on the look out to warn off any pregnant ladies.

2 Replies to “A Pox On My Eldest Son”

  1. It might be a pox on the family Malloy! Good luck with the scratching and get well soon Bert.

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