Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Aidan is Back Home
So there is a happy end to this varicella epic. ... perhaps odyssey, considering all the travelling we have done and the culminating happy reunion of our family. We are SO happy. Tired, but happy.
The villainous micro-intruders are slain and Aidan is recovering, with a few battle scars in the form of IV bruises (he had seven total failures) and small pox (that looks strange, but you know what I mean) which are quickly crusting over. He only got about 30 lesions total, so I think the immunoglobulin shots probably did help, and the acyclovir did the rest.
He has to drink some bitter blue potion -- oral acyclovir in a compound, a substantial tablespoonful at a dose -- for another week. He has been soldierly about it.
Paddy got a heavier dose of the disease than the rest of the children, but is healing up though justifiably a bit cranky. Kieron is almost back to normal and is looking forward to (finally) seeing his friends at homeschool meeting this Friday. Sean is sore, but from Day 2 of football practice, not from disease.