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.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1

    What a horrible way to start the summer! My older daughter was four when she got the chicken pox. My other daughter soon had them. She was only three months old. She had maybe four or five (very mild case). Hope it passes quickly.

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    Wow, I can surely sympathize with you and hope that the cases are mild and go by quickly.

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    Tamara B. says:

    So sorry to hear about the illness, poor things and hope everyone feels better real soon!

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    Praying for you! LOL I can’t imagine 6 kids with the chickenpox… maybe you should read Cheaper by the Dozen to the kids during this time… remember when they all had their tonsils taken out at once? 🙂 The old movies are SO good, too.
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