Monday, January 19, 2009

Killing time

So, the rash (and it's twin on his back) is looking increasingly suspicious, so I've been a responsible parent and kept Aedan off school so that I can take him to the Doctor for comfirmation. (I don't want to be responsible for triggering an outbreak of chicken pox at school, might not be popular with some...)

Unfortunately, there wasn't an appointment until 3.30pm, which brings all sorts of other issues, like I don't want to take all four children for Aedan's appointment and David is at work! Not to mention that I'm rubbish at waiting. I want to know now, is he contagious, or in plain English, can he go back to school!

So Conall's coming with us and the girl's are sorted and I've been killing time. What's the best way for me to occupy myself? Why, baking of course!

I have three loaves of wholemeal bread rising, the batter for individual mini hot christmas cake (sort of) puddings for tonight chilling in the fridge, fruit soaking in tea for a fruit loaf and cookie dough made into sausage shapes wrapped and in the freezer freezing. Talk about industrious!

I feel good, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah.

Well, for a short while anyway. Here's hoping I'm wrong about the rash.


Yep, it's shingles. Painkillers if desired, (he's not in a lot of pain) anti-virals to take off the edge of the attack and at least a week off school, until the blisters are scabbed and dried.

Deepest joy.


Anne said...

So? I've been thinking about you on and off all day - I logged on to find answers! How dare they make your public wait too?!

I hope he's OK.

Anonymous said...

Ruth says:

Poor thing, and poor you. Incarceration for one means incarneration for mum, does it not? I, too, am housebound as Isabel woke up with "slap cheek" this morning.

I remember you had shingles when you were about 10. You were meant to be coming with us to see my Grandma in Yorkshire and you couldn't, and we brought you back loads of sweets to soften the blow. Do you remember that?

Louise said...

I do. I was gutted and so chuffed with the sweets! I wasn't allowed to go horseriding for ages either, incase I fell off and burst the blisters. I remember the back ache was really sore, even for months after the rash was gone. I still have the scars too and they're supposed to fade!

Like mother like son x