My Matilda is a Magnet
Do you have one of THOSE children? You know. The ones who catch absolutely everything going around?
I do. I have a virus magnet. And her name is Matilda.
She attracts absolutely everything while Gilbert and Delilah will often dodge the same bullet.
I really don’t get it.
Matilda has been a magnet for all sorts of things since her birth.
She developed jaundice within 48 hours of birth and ended up in NICU under photo-therapy.
Just after her first birthday she contracted Chicken Pox, well before her immunisation for the disease was due.
Between the ages of 1 and 3 she suffered consecutive ear infections which resulted in her developing glue ear and requiring an operation to have grommets inserted.
Last year she came up with a whole lot of little bumps on the backs of her legs which turned out to be a virus called molluscum contagiosm. She still has some remaining a year on.
Since the age of 3 we have battled multiple and sustained bouts of head lice – it seems her glorious mane of hair is like a bountiful tropical resort for the little critters…
And she has also, somehow, along the way contracted the cold sore virus too. Poor bugger.
The most recent example of Matilda’s unerring ability to attract every single virus and pest going around is the unsightly warts that have appeared on her left hand, again, courtesy of a virus.
At last count she has 5 and we have now begun Operation Wart-Off to get rid of the unsightly things which involves a pumice stone, wart-off cream, elastoplast and a white cotton glove worn at night.
She reminds me of a white, female Michael Jackson as she lays there wearing her single white glove in her sleep…
Let’s not forget Operation Wart-Off is running concurrently with Operation Head Lice Be Gone (again) so most evenings involve fairly intensive care of Matilda and her various and varying viral needs.
Meanwhile, Gilbert and Delilah somehow remain immune.
Go figure that one out…
As it’s Tuesday, I’m linking up with Jess for IBOT.
Tell me, do you have a child like mine that seems to be a natural virus magnet? Or is it just my poor Matilda?
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