The Count is Up to 4!

Yep, you read that right! 4 kids with the chickenpox. Zander and Jace both started getting spots last night. That means the only two left are Ashley and Gage. And I am praying with every fiber of my being that those are the two that do not get it.

Ashley is scheduled to leave for camp one week from tomorrow. And Gage is, well, 3 months old. It’s been hard enough to deal with a 2 year old, a 4 year old, a 6 year old and a 7 year old with chickenpox. I don’t think my sanity could handle it right now. Of course, it would be a major bummer if he got it 2 weeks after everyone else did and I was trapped in the house for another 2 weeks.

So, I suppose I should just ask the Lord to bring it on. I’ll be strong. Let’s just get this all over in one shot. I can handle it. 🙂

Tell me: How’s your weekend going?

2 Down…

I am really, really sorry for the lack of posting around here. I’m doing my best to get back on track, but I’m failing miserably.

Last night, Lucy ended up with the chickenpox, too. That brings the count up to two. How long until they’re all down for the count?

The baby has been miserable for 2 days now. He cries all day long, which is totally unlike him. He’s usually the sweetest, happiest, easiest baby. I’m praying it isn’t the virus getting ready to make it’s appearance all over him.

Of course, when he’s not crying, he’s looking at me like this:

Baby Gage
He looks about how I feel!

Hope that made you smile. Thank you for your patience while we recover from our epidemic. I *promise* I will make it up to you as soon as I can!

We’re Under Quarantine!

quarantineLast night, we went to my MIL’s house for dinner, just like we do every Wednesday night. She was serving sloppy joes for dinner, so I made all the boys take their shirts off to eat. When I lifted Parker’s shirt over his head, I noticed some funky blister-like spots under his arm. There was another one on the forearm, and one more on his back. I wasn’t 100% sure what they were, but I was guessing they were chickenpox.

I dropped the kids off at church, since hubby was on his way there anyway, and I took Parker to the emergency room.

The triage nurse said they were chickenpox and put us in a room away from all the other rooms. The chatter inside the ER started up: Exam Room 3 has chickenpox, keep all patients away from there.

An hour went by, and still no sign of anyone. No doctors. No nurses. Not a single soul. I was pretty sure they had forgotten all about us.

Almost another hour went by, and finally the doctor came in. She took one look and confirmed that they were chickenpox.

Fabulous. Exactly what I need with 6 kids in the house – one that’s still under 3 months old.

The doctor recommended that we keep all of the kids home for at least the next 2 weeks. Everyone is SO bummed, because our VBS starts on Saturday. No jumping in a bouncy house for any of my kids. 🙁

I’m hoping that since all of my kids (except Gage) have had the Chickenpox vaccine, that if they do get it, it will be a very mild case. And, hopefully, since Gage is still exclusively breastfeeding, he either won’t get it, or will get a very mild case.

Can you just imagine six kids with the chickenpox? Lord, help me.

We’re stuck in the house for the next 2 weeks. If another one ends up with chickenpox, then we have to increase it by another 2 weeks after the first sign of spots. So, technically, we could spend the entire summer stuck in the house. Not cool.

Pray for my sanity, please. It’s only day one, and we have got a loooooooong way to go.