Today morning when he was drinking his milk seated in my lap, I spotted the first boily pimply looking thing.
But he wasn't itching, and he wasn't uncomfortable about them, so off he went to school.
In the afternoon when I called he was his cheerfully screaming self and when I asked L (the companion) she said that there weren't any pimples either.
In the evening when I charged home a little early and examined him, the rash was developing more pimply, and he was also starting to look a litle feverish, so off we went to the doctor. Who took one look at the 'pimples' I showed him and said very matter-of-factly- ah! he has chicken pox.
Ooh la la!
"Any more children at home?" he asked.
I shook my head vigorously.
"Good," he said. "Because otherwise they will also get it."
"Err.. no other children, doctor, only me and my husband who have never had chicken pox," I said and looked wryly at the doctor.
And he looked at me and I looked at him and both of our eyes twinkled and the good doctor said, "well, all I can say is that you're in for a good time, then." And we laughed together.
Of course, there were no medicines, except for the fever, and we were on our way out pronto. Outside the door, I called up the husband and informed him that it was chicken pox indeed. That Sonny boy was perfectly alright as of now, no itching or anything, except for a slight fever.
In the evening, after the husband also reached home, Sonny boy merrily cycled away, while both of us were left feeling itchy all over. And we laughed at each other's itching. While we still could. For I don't think it will be a laughing matter when we actually do start itching. HALP!
Later my Mom called up to enquire about what the doctor's verdict was on the rashes/pimples and while she was not too happy to learn that it was the pox, yet there was a measure of relief that he had got it young. Apparently, the older you are, the more severe an atack of chicken pox is.
Sonny boy importantly told his Ammamma-"Ammamma, I have chicken POTS."
And all of us collapsed in laughter.
Well, L told us that it was actually the Amman's blessing or something like that. I HAD heard it too. And all I can pray for is that the dear Amman gives us Her blessings all over again to help cope with Her blessing.
People, please send up a prayer for us.
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