I checked the spots again before little girl left to school, they were not as red as earlier, so I applied more calamine lotion and even sprayed mosquito repellent to her body and feet.
After school, when I showered little girl again, I found more spots on her back & body, and suddenly, chickenpox jumped into my mind, I yelled for hubby to check it out and since both of us were not sure, we decided to visit the pediatrician right away.
After careful checks from the pediatrician, she confirmed that little girl has infected by chickenpox and she has to stay at home until wed. This was our conversation after the confirmation:
LG: Mummy, can I go to school 2moro?
Me: No, baby, u have to stay at home until next wednesday, no school, and can't even go to po-po's (my mum) house
LG: Then what about my homework, mummy? Then I will have lots of homework when I get to school again? * a worried look *
Me: I tell u what, I'll go to see ur teacher 2moro, check whether I can get your homework from her everyday until u goto school, ok?
LG: Ok but I want to goto school...
Oh... she was so worried of all the homework being piled up soon, even the pediatrician was surprised to hear that, and commented that our education system really wrong to put all the stress to kids, sigh...
I remembered during my days of having chickenpox (know what, I got it just 2 days b4 CNY when I was in my 20's, I suffered so much on the itchiness, gotta hide in the room as I don wanna showed my ugly face to the relatives and unable to enjoy all those good food for the entire CNY), I gotta followed all the Chinese believes on:
- cannot get out of the house
- cannot get blown by the fan/wind
- cannot eat bean or pea
- cannot eat egg
- cannot eat dark soy sauce
- cannot eat seafood
- cannot drink cold water or eat cold food
However, the pediatrician told us little girl don have to 'kai hao' (stop from eating any particular food) at all but if we preferred to follow the believes, she won't against it. She even encouraged us to give ice-cream to little girl when she eats the medicine later, as she has to take 8ml of it and ice-cream will soothe her from not throwing up. Hubby & I were like o_O ice-cream??!!!
So, what is the rules or believes in ur part of world for chickenpox? Love to hear from u.