My niece came to sleep over at our house 2 1/2 weeks ago. That evening she developed a high fever (39.2 degrees Celsius) and we got her some pain meds to kill the fever. It worked, but the next morning she was covered in little spots / blisters all over her stomach and back. Her mom took her to the doctor who immediately diagnosed chickenpox. Well, my daugther was exposed to her for 2 days, my niece's best friend was exposed to her for two days, and then there's the matter of her brothers being exposed to her the whole time!
I thought that Linmari would catch the chickenpox since I know it's highly contagious. Thinus and I have both had chickenpox as children. So here I was, waiting to see what would happen. What happened was:
- The niece's best friend (who've been vaccinated) got chickenpox
- The brothers got chickenpox
- And early yesterday afternoon I presented with this rash, which was diagnosed as chickenpox late yesterday afternoon.
So, this is me, lamenting the fact that I am ill. But hey, this is life! And at least I get to spend time with my precious baby girl!