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Itches like chicken

It's official….it's chicken pox. I'm calling her "Poxy Roxy" now…has nice ring to it, right? Her spots are still showing up, the ones she has are getting little pimply pus-y heads and she's starting to itch. She's contagious until she stops breaking out and her bumps start getting scabby…sounds yummy, huh?….so we're required to keep her away from Peyton as much as possible…wish I had noticed the rash before I stuck them in the bathtub together last night.

I talked to the oncologist and the concern is that even though Peyton has had the vaccine, it obviously isn't foolproof and with her compromised immune system it opens her up to more complications if she gets the chicken pox, especially for secondary infection if she breaks out in a rash. She may require a shot or two of a special vaccine for cancer patients who've been exposed. Poor Peyton, Rachael gets chicken pox and Peyton gets the shots…that's really going to bring on the warm fuzzy feelings for her sister.

So far the actual pox attack has been mild, no complaining, mild itching…..now it's just an issue to keep Peyton from getting it. We can't go to the fundraiser for Nikki Hawkins tonight and hopefully Rachael will have achieved maximum crusty-scabiiness by next weekend so that she can go to our fundraiser.

f.r.o.G…fully relying on God

6 Comments on “Itches like chicken”

  1. #1 Angela Powell
    on Jun 23rd, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Oh My Goodness! Poor Rachael, poor Peyton, poor you! I just can't believe you've been invaded by the Poxy Roxy! Thank goodness you didn't decide to call it the Cooties, she'd really be mortified then! But no matter how you look at it, it's quite difficult pretty up miserable, ichy, contageous spots. I hope she didn't sneak any more little surprises home in her suitcase! I'll be praying Peyton stays free & clear. Send Rachael our love. May the force be with you!!!


  2. #2 Penny Hawkins
    on Jun 24th, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Hi from Orlando – I was given a GET OUT OF ROOM pass by Nikki… But – she did set time limits…. so gotta go – just wanted to say I was thinking of you guys! Rachel – DONT SCRATCH them…. Take care – Penny

  3. #3 basi
    on Jun 24th, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Anissa,
    So sorry to hear about the chicken pox. Praying for you Peyton to stay chickn pox free, and for Rachel, too.
    take care, love, basi

  4. #4 dug
    on Jun 25th, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Oh NO! Of all the stinky stuff!
    At least you came up with a catchy name.
    I am saying it like the white zombie song "foxy foxy"
    poxy roxy
    dont scratch thahat spot…

  5. #5 Cameron Rogers
    on Aug 12th, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Chicken Pox can cause massive scarring of the skin that may not clear, that’s bad`,;

  6. #6 Paige Price
    on Oct 1st, 2010 at 6:09 am

    i really hate chicken pox coz it can mess your skin.:;