Saturday morning got up as normal, went in to get Charlie from his cot and he was covered from head to toe in spots/rash. As any mother would I ran to the kitchen and grabbed a glass and pressed it against his legs – the spots didn’t disappear! I got dressed as quickly as humanly possible and got him to the hospital.
They checked him over, and then he got a senior consultant down to check him over. They came to the conclusion it wasn’t meningitis but chicken pox. We were sent home!
Charlie still didn’t seem right Sunday, Monday came and went, he played a bit, but didn’t seem himself. Tuesday his temperature soared up to 40.1 so he was dosed up on paracetamol. Tuesday night he went to bed normal time, we checked him throughout the night and his temp seemed to have come down.
We went to wake him up on Wednesday morning but he was still very sleepy, picked him up and he didn’t really want to wake up. Tried to change his nappy and he only stirred. I decided to put him back down and let him sleep it off.
An hour later he still didn’t want to wake up, but I noticed his temp had significantly dropped. He was so cold. I tried to wake him up but he didn’t. Fear set in. I wrapped him in a blanket and got to the hospital as quickly as I could! I knew this wasn’t chicken pox.