Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Pox Upon Our House

My apologies for the lack of posts to those who are waiting to hear about the rest of our time in Ethiopia.

The week was going great, and I finally felt like I had everything caught up and a schedule working that meant that I could get all of the work done and keep up with 3 kids, when the pox showed up for a visit.

On Thursday night, Rosie had 2 tiny blisters on her back. No big deal. But Friday night at bathtime, her entire back was covered. On Saturday morning it had spread to her legs and neck and chest. Today, she is covered everywhere. Face, in-between fingers and toes, mouth, in her ears and up her nose. So much fun!!!!!!!!

She is still a sweetie and very affectionate, but she's definitely not quite herself today. She isn't really eating, although I have coaxed a banana down her. Thankfully, she is happy to drink, so we are pushing lots of fluids, giving some Tylenol, and taking the chance to play in the bathtub lots and lots. She is definitely high maintenance today!

So, hopefully I will back to posting about Ethiopia soon, but in the meantime I'm off to entertain the small itchy one!

1 comment:

  1. Ohhhh sorry!!! The photo looks sooooo painful, but not the back of a little girl. Praying this is no one you know... ouch!!
    Hope Rosie feels better soon!