The Ordinary Moments – My poorly boy

Last week my little man was feeling under the weather. He appeared to pick up Monday and Tuesday, but it turns out it was the calm before the storm. On Wednesday he had one spot, a few more on Thursday and by Friday he was covered. Chicken pox!

Hearing your child sobbing in discomfort whilst crying “mummy, help me!” is absolutely heartbreaking. I followed the advice; bathed him in porridge oats, covered him in soothing gel and gave him Calpol, but there is no magic cure. We’ve just got to wait it out.

Yesterday was the worst day and all he wanted was to sit on my knee and have cuddles. It felt like I had a newborn again, lay in my arms with his face buried into my chest. I know I can’t stop the itching and take the spots away but I can give him the reassurance that his mummy is here, and that she loves him very much.

mummy daddy me




  1. Notmyyearoff
    March 2, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    Ahhh the poor poor boy. I hope he gets better soon. I can’t imagine how horrible it must be for him and you. Hoping for a better week for both of you xx

    • March 2, 2014 / 9:45 pm

      Thank you, I think (hope) we’re over the worst. Just waiting for the spots to go x

  2. March 2, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    Ah poor little man, hope he gets better soon. X

    • March 2, 2014 / 9:46 pm

      Thanks, he’s been pretty brave considering. Hopefully we’ve seen the worst of it x

  3. Jenny
    March 2, 2014 / 7:43 pm

    Ohhhh no those pesky chicken pox. I am still waiting for Buba to come home from nursery with them and pass them to his sister and possibly ME since I have never had them. Bless him I bet it’s so uncomfortable. My sister had them severely. I hope he has a mild case and is already on the mend by tomorrow! Biggest hugs. Its awful when we can’t do anything but rock and kiss and cuddle them. #ordinarymoments

  4. March 2, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    I thought it was a mild case but it got gradually worse :-(, so horrible to see him in pain. But I think the worst has passed, phew!
    I suppose it’s a kiddie rite of passage isn’t it? And I’m glad it ‘ll be over and done with whilst he’s still quite young xx

  5. pottymouthedmummy
    March 3, 2014 / 1:05 am

    Oh bless him, the pox is not fun. Hope he heals up soon xxx

  6. March 3, 2014 / 9:23 am

    Oh no 🙁 that was heartbreaking just to read never mind to deal with! Poor little guy, I hope it passes quickly xx

  7. March 3, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    It’s so horrible when they are poorly isn’t it? But I love the cuddles. We have had such a bug and germy winter, I will be so glad when Spring is here. We are all currently poorly here, myself included. Not nice. I hope he feels better soon. x

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