Thursday, January 07, 2010

Scarlet Fever

Sir Prince didn't feel so well! (I didn't post this picture initially because I didn't think it looked too bad. That might tell you how pretty he actually got!)

The boys have chosen to ring in the New Year-- quite literally-- with Scarlet Fever. This is one of those weeks where the earthiest of mothers feels fervent gratitude for the wonders of modern medicine. The boys are on Keflex and recuperating nicely. The modern quarantine for such a thing is only a week, compared to the minimum 8 weeks just a century ago. Given that the disease is basically strep throat with a bonus! fun! highly contagious! shedding rash! I have confined the boys to their bunk beds while I scrub the rest of the house and manically wash all our laundry on hot. They don't mind so much, as their confinement also comes with extreme room service, unlimited ice cream and a TV / VCR / DVD fest.

At least the Christmas letter will come easily!


  1. Oh my goodness!!! I haven't been here in so long and I arrive to this being the first thing I see. So sorry to hear that they have Scarlet Fever. Hope they are doing better and you are getting some rest too. ((Hugs))

  2. The Chem Geek Princess used to get one strep throat infection after another, and even had the scarlet red cheeks, but she never had the shedding rash. Aren't antibiotics wonderful?!

    I hope they are getting well will all possible speed.

  3. Oh they are feeling bettering. ((((hugs))))

  4. AWESOME sign.... Totally worth it, just for that.

  5. YIKES! So sorry they had to deal with it, but glad that they are feeling better.