Oy! Friday night while changing Finn into his pajamas, I discovered three marks on his back.
I thought they were bug bites. But just to be cautious, I looked up pictures of chicken pox on the internet. I was happy to see that Finn’s marks and the pictures I found looked quite different. But then over the weekend, Bruce and I discovered there were a few more than I had originally found. So, off to the pediatrician we went this morning and Dr. Lizer assured us that Finn has a mild case of chicken pox. He’d been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine at 18 months, but sometimes children will still contract chicken pox despite the vaccine. The first three marks have already scabbed over, so I’m hopeful that we will be done with this by the end of the week.
I haven’t heard of any of our friends having chicken pox, so I have no idea where he picked this up. Apparently, the incubation period is 10-21 days, so he could have come in contact with it at any number of places — parks, indoor playground, gymnastics class, restaurants, etc.
Thankfully, Ezra is fine. He’s had both doses of the vaccine so his immunity is stronger. The nurse assured me he is fine to attend school, which was a relief.