Monday, June 30, 2008

The Good News and the Bad

The good news after another doctor visit is that DH does NOT have cold sores (herpes simplex 1), the bad news is he has a different herpes: herpes zoster, aka shingles. Lovely. I have to admit that I'm relieved on some level because I really wanted to avoid getting those sores! But this is a much more serious disease and his eye is swelling more everyday so I'm scared too. So he goes to an opthamalogist this afternoon. Meanwhile he can be around the boy who's had the chickenpox vaccine, but has to be really careful with the girl, who hasn't. Suckage, because she is really fun to kiss.

Meanwhile, we're thinking of getting him a "Phantom of the Opera" mask. What do you think?

Update: *unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any for the left side of the face.* bummer.


  1. That really sucks. But here's one vote for the phantom mask. :)

  2. I love that you've already looked for the mask. I'm glad you don't have to file for divorce now.

  3. Do an art project with the kids and make him a paper machier face mask. Sorry if I spelled mache/machier/mash-eh wrong.

  4. Yikes! Shingles stink. It's a really painful ordeal. Sorry to hear it. :S