Speaking of the Chicken Pox

I’m glad that’s over with.

Interesting tid bit I learned this morning- the DtaP shot here in Alaska can be and is usually a combined shot of DtaP, Polio and Heb B.  It’s done at 2, 4 and 6 months. Crazy, right? I opted out not to do that combination and stuck with just the DtaP for both boys.

A trick I read about is rubbing the thigh for a few minutes before the shot is injected. I don’t know if it helps, but Lucas has never freaked out over a shot, so I think it’s got to be doing something.  He sometimes does a little whine for 10 seconds, and then he just looks at the nurse like Who are you and what the heck are you doing? Ha. It’s definitely harder for an older toddler to understand, but he did well. We did his shot first and then he held Joshua’s hand while he got his.

Joshua cried for literally 5 seconds as well, so it was smooth sailing for both kiddos.

And, speaking of the chicken pox, apparently two children came into the office this morning that had chicken pox. And they’re contagious. Fan-freaking-tastic! Jus what we need. A lady was wiping down the chairs with some wipe- who knows how much that does- but I made sure Lucas didn’t touch anything. Besides the floor, I think his hand touched the floor. Other than that he held my hand the entire time. Hands were scrubbed and pacifiers were boiled when we got home. Hope no one wakes up with the chicken pox!!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

7 thoughts on “Speaking of the Chicken Pox

  1. I agree with Melanie. So much better for them to get chicken pox now than later. Also, the incubation period for chicken pox is 10-14 days so you'll have to wait that long to find out if either of them will get it. 😦

  2. If you have other friends who don't vax against chicken pox you will surly be able to find a pox party when your ready. Around here it's usually in the early summer and early winter.

  3. From what I've read/heard in our area (totally different climate) I'd rather my kids get the pox than have the vaccine. Unfortunately for me, my first two were vax'd for the chicken pox before I knew any better though.

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