Join Date: Nov 2001
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that's how dd got the chicken pox! my nephew, who was then 10, took care of her one new years night when I tried to go to a wedding. (He wasn't SUPPOSED to be the primary caregiver; my 17- and 15-y-old nephews were). the kids had a hard time with her missing mommy, and I abandoned ship and came back to find her asleep in the 10-y-old's arms.
well, when he went back to school that week, it was learned that his teacher had shingles. My sis put 2 and 2 together and decided that Pat's "brush burn" on his torso was actually the shingles. A few kids in that class had the virus reactivated by close contact with the teacher.
So dd, since she insisted on falling to sleep on that boy, spared me the lectures on how necessary the chicken pox vaccine is. Good girl! A very mild case of the virus, a few oatmeal baths, no pock marks. Not a bad tradeoff...