Scott is doing fine. He has no itching and his shingles are causing no pain. Nothing is spreading, and the affected area looks to be on the healing/drying out path. That was all good news from Dr. Tebbi this morning.
Then I had to pipe up and ask how many days he expected to keep him in here. The answer was five to seven to monitor Scott's condition, keep him on IV Zovirax and ensure nothing spreads and the issue is dealth with.
Both Scott and I sat somewhat surprised and in shock. Luckily he didn't start crying, but his mood changed instantly. After a bit of talking and reassurance about why he had to stay, he seems much better.
So we are stuck here for most of the week it seems. Stephanie is stuck at home using eyedrops to deal with her pink-eye. That will be the deal until she gets the okay and is allowed back on the ward here. It just shows how what would normally be a "stay home and take medicine" issue becomes close to a week-long hospital stay for Scott.
Boredom will be the big fight he has this week.