My 4 year old has the chicken pox. It has been HORRIBLE!!!! She was exposed from my husbands shingles. I had chosen to not vaccinate for this childhood disease. She is in so much pain, & sleep less nights. Dr. Sears site said 250 spots, perhaps maybe 2500 spots (ok not that many but she is covered!) She cries out in pain, rubs her body in her sleep. I feel so bad. I actually wish I had vaccinated her! So to help, we are doing advil, bendaryl around the clock. Vit E infused with tea tree oil & lavender, alternated with calamine, & aloe with lidocaine. Baths with oatmeal, and baking soda which is a fight because the water looks dirty! But after 30 mins we can see the spots calm down, but they just flare up again. I am tired, I am exhausted. It is the anniversary of the death of my 3rd child so emotionally I am drained! I feel like a horrible Mom, because I do believe I could have avoided this. (My 2 teenagers had the vaccines, and they never suffered like this with the shot & are symptom free!) I just needed to get this out.
ps do not debate my doubt to vaccinate. that was not the point. It was part of the mommy guilt I am feeling! You choose what is best for your kid.