The rash started around Ronan's mouth
The past week Ronan worked through a bout of chickenpox. Given what looked to be uncomfortable fluid blisters and the severe constraints put on his freedom (we kept him mostly confined to the house) he did surprisingly well. The acyclovir (an antiviral drug) likely helped keep the symptomatic phase short- by this morning the rash had cleared to just a few red marks.
Hundreds of little blisters exhibited on his shoulders and back
Ronan received the vericella vaccine in April of last year- apparently the innoculation is only 30% effective for his age group. The pediatrician claims that what Ronan had was a vericalla variant and thus the symptoms were not nearly as severe as what is expected from a typical bout of chickenpox.
The wrists and hands also looked to be very uncomfortable
He's now in good spirits and looking forward to getting back to his normal routine. Mom and I are as well. Many thanks to those who asked after him, we appreciate your warm wishes.