I think I can confirm that Sherilyn has chicken pox as she had fever last night, with a temperature of 38 degrees Celcius. However, she was and is still very active and is still yakking and singing away non-stop. I think her Chicken Pox is only a mild attack as she had her Chicken Pox jab taken when she was 1 year plus of age. There are less than 20 spots on her body and hardly any on her face. I am only worried that Baby C would get the CP virus as she’s not due for the CP jab yet. I read from Dr Greene’s site that for toddlers under 1 year of age, they will most unlikely get the CP virus as they would have natural immunity from the mother (only if the mother has had CP before, which in my case, I had it when I was 20 years old). After 1 year old, the natural immunity would wane off.
I remember when I had CP, every part of my body covered with skin had water-filled itchy and painful pox on it. Even my eye lids, scalp, gums, belly button and my private part had pox on them! I looked really horrible, as if I had been stung by some huge hornets!
Meanwhile, Baby C got bitten by the stubborn cold bug that had bitten Alycia, Sherilyn and me. She has a runny nose and lots of phelgm. She has been super cranky as she’s feeling extremely uncomfortable with the phlegm stuck in her throat. She couldn’t lie on her back to sleep as the phlegm would irritate her throat. Last night, she almost puked a few times because of the phlegm. Nursing her is also extremely difficult as she could not breathe from the stuffy nose and the phlegm. We had to sleep in a stuffy room without the air cond and without the ceiling fan turned on and both of us did not sleep well the whole night. There’s nothing much I can do now except to patiently breastfeed her and hopefully my nutrients-rich and antibodies-rich breastmilk will help her get well soon.
A happy Cassandra after an hour long nap this morning.
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