From perfect wedding to awful honeymoon

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
August 7, 2007 4:51pm CST
My poor daughter had an awful honeymoon. They got to Mexico only to notice spots on her husband. He thought it was an alergic reaction however she told him it didn't look like it to her and the hotel called in a doctor who didn't speak much english but with a little help from the computer to translate they found out he had chicken pox. She did say the hotel was great and so was room service. I think they just felt so sorry for them they went out of their way to make things be the best they could be. Then there flight was 50 minutes delayed and when they got to Chicago they ran to their flight but they had already put others in their seats. They waited for the next flight along with the other 30 that couldn't get on the flight they were supposed to be on and only one of the 30 got on that flight and so they were going to have to wait 2 days before they could get on another flight back. They rented a car and drove home. The problem continues though because my daughter has already had chicken pox 5 times because she cannot develope an amunity to them and yes she has had them bad many times. It isn't uncommon in our family to have them more then once. My middle daughter is 14 and had them 3 times. Well I told her to watch for any low grade fevers and if she gets one to start taking benedryl right away. This afternoon my middle daughter got some spots so we are watching her to see if any of them develope the blisters. The bad thing with my middle daughter is that she is allergic to antihistimines so she can't take anything for them if she gets them again. I told my daughter that atleast she had the perfect wedding and that this way she will never forget her honeymoon. She laughed but I am sure she will laugh more once this isn't so fresh.
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@AmbiePam (58388)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Oh that is awful! I can't even imagine that. I'm glad she has a sense of humor. I had the chicken pox only once, and it wasn't fun. So I can't fathom having it again and again. At least she'll have a whopper of a story to tell her grandkids someday!
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Yes what a story to tell them.
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• Malaysia
8 Aug 07
hey TriciaW!Hope your daughter feels better and hope her husband recovers soon.Her kids will have a blast hearing this one.Take care!
@Thoroughrob (11746)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Wow, what a let down. Hopefully your daughter doesn't get them. My husband and I went to Niagra Falls, Canada side. He ended up getting a headache where he could not hardly open his eyes and was sick to his stomache all because he could not find Mountain Dew. He drinks it all the time, needless to say, when we did find somewhere that sold it, he bought quite a bit, but it ruined one whole day and we only were there for two. It was not funny at the time, knowing the money we spent, but now it is.
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@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Oh those headaches can be awful I am glad he finally got his Mt. Dew!
• United States
8 Aug 07
How terrible, but I am glad that she had a wondeful wedding! This will be a tale to tell to the children and grandchildren. I feel for you guys, because my family has the same problem, and i have had chicken pox 3 times in my life so far! I got my son vaccinated for chicken pox to try to save him and myself! I hope that no one else comes down with it in your family. Good luck!
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Oh my gosh finally someone else that has the same problem. I hope the shot works! Both my daughters have spots but no one has blisters yet so I am sure this morning when they wake up will tell me if it is chicken pox or just a rash. This is sad but it is good to hear that we are not the only family that goes through this.
• Philippines
4 Dec 07
Now, unexpected things do happen at perfect timings! It was good that they enjoyed the rest of the honeymoon 'somehow' and thankfully nothing worst happen to them like being confined more than expected. This is a very good example to be careful and also prepared always. No one would have expected that this will happen, perhaps it might have also happened because of the location of their honeymoon. Besides thinking of where to go and what to do, it is good also to double check and observe the location if everything is safe, the weather/climate, the environment, people. Although spontaneity adds spice, fun and adventure besides being romantic on a honeymoon, plotting a trip of a well researched location would also be good. Thank God they still enjoyed their trip and got home safely! Happy marriage to your daughter!
• United States
17 Nov 07
That's a wild story, but we usually make it through these life dramas. We just keep handing them. Best wishes to the newlyweds.
@selina0625 (1379)
• Philippines
17 Nov 07
This is a nightmare!!! I'm already 31 years old, never had chickenpox when I was you and now I have it. I'm still on my third day of having this disease and I'm really scared of what will happen to me or what will I look like after this.I never really imagine myself having this at my age. It's unfair!! I don't know what to do or what to think anymore. I'm so depressed! -- well actually this is my first post about my own battle with chicken pox but your story lightens me up because however bad things had gotten you can still get some humor out of it. Yeah maybe its not that bad after all. Thanks for sharing your story!
@cikedo (3485)
• United States
15 Aug 07
That's a shame. I hope your daughter doesn't catch the chicken pox again. That would just make the whole thing worse.
• United States
8 Aug 07
That is awful and I hope he feels better. But at least they had that perfect wedding to always remember and cherish. And so where down the line they can laugh at this honeymoon eperience together for always. And tell your daughter and new son n law Congrats.
@bonbon664 (3467)
• Canada
8 Aug 07
Oh, the poor couple. Oh well, it will really test the "in sickness and in health" vow. They sounded as though they dealt with things the best they could. It's Murphy's Law isn't it? When something can go wrong it will. COuldn't be worse timing for them. I'm wondering if any weddding guests got it too, since he was contagious. Oh well, hopefully, they're marriage will be better.
• United Arab Emirates
8 Aug 07
Oh. Really feel bad for them. Good that your daughter took it in a light way. I hope they get to go again and this time it will be wonderful. God bless them.
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
8 Aug 07
That is bad. My son-in-law doesn't have immunity to chicken pox and doctors told him that people with a light complexion have more trouble than darker complexion people. I had it when i was a chlld and don't remember it. That is how young I was. And my first memory was when I was about 2 years old.
@xmichx (109)
• Philippines
8 Aug 07
That sounds awfull. I really feel sorry for them. But atleast they have a beautiful wedding they can always have another honeymoon.
• United States
8 Aug 07
What a sad shame. But, they will have many wonderful years ahead of them to make up for this.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
8 Aug 07
Oh Tricia! That's awful! After all that planning and such to have this happen. What a rough start already. They've got a good story to tell their kids and grandkids some day, that's for sure. What a story to tell. If I could have kids, I'd have a story to tell too. I was working grave yard shift at a gas station when I met my husband. I thought he was going to rob me. No kidding either, it's true! LOL
@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Oh no! That is horrible. All I can say is at least they will have a great story to tell their kids and grandchildren.