Friday, September 17, 2010
Right in the middle of our holiday (vacation) in Mombasa, Noah came down with Chicken Pox.
After a few nerve-shredding days of Noah crying and wailing in frustration, pain and itchiness, we discovered oatmeal baths, and everything changed. Whatever is in that oatmeal, it really works.
I would set up the portable DVD player, and Noah would soak in the bath washing with the oatmeal in a sock. Kezi and Aidan would keep Noah company and watch the video with him.
Soon Noah started healing up, and we managed to enjoy the last few days of our break.
Now, 2 weeks later, Aidan has come down with the virus. This morning he said it must have originally been called Chicken Pecks because it feels like a chicken is pecking his skin.
We're still in the throes of the nerve-shredding crying and wailing, but I'm thinking tomorrow we'll get the break through.
Not looking forward to the Little Princess Drama Queen getting hers, though.
FYI...if one of your kids get the dreaded Pox, try the oatmeal bath...it's the only thing that really helped mine.