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Chicken Pox???


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  • Chicken Pox???

    Hi All

    Emily just showed her first blister this am,(now one of many) of chicken pox - lucky us it's circulating through her kindergarten class. She's doing pretty good, but then when Emily is sick, she's usually in good spirits... I swear that someone must have switched kids at birth, and somewhere out there in this world, my real child is terrorizing another family, as Emily is too good to be true....

    My question is has anyone out there ran into problems with HCM and Chicken Pox? Again, Em is in great spirits for being sick, only a little cranky when fever is high which causes her heart rate to fluctuate either way, and her "polka dots" (in her words), other than that, you'd never know she was sick.....

    Love to hear from all, thanks!
    Michelle DePaepe
    Mom to Emily DOB 2000
    Dx with HCM & WPW 12 hours after birth

  • #2
    I haven't heard of any issues of problems with chicken pox, besides being miserably itchy. I guess the best thing would be to inform the doc of her condition and just watch her. Remember, Aveeno makes a great oatmeal bath if she gets too itchy.


    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


    • #3
      "I swear that someone must have switched kids at birth, and somewhere out there in this world, my real child is terrorizing another family, as Emily is too good to be true.... "

      That is the funniest thing I have read in weeks!!

      I hope she is feeling well and getting though her Chicken Pox as well as can be expected.

      Best wishes,
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)