This was my left arm two days ago:
Here it is today. It's...different. Different is good, right?
Here's something not good. I don't know if you can tell from my neck/chest below, but two days ago I developed itchy hives all over my body. Apparently my immune-response function is so stressed out by the intense poison ivy that it created its very own, special histimine reaction. Wha??? But that's definitely not the worst...
Look at my poor baby! I'm so upset! Last night Sawyer had a few small red spots on his left cheek. I put Cortaid on them and hoped for the best, but he woke up up looking like this:
We went to the dermatologist together today and got all kinds of creams and prescriptions. I hope by medicating his rash early we can keep it from turning into a case like mine. Also, I need to try to identify what remaining item in our home has not been rid of poison ivy oil, and thoroughly clean it. (Or throw it away. Considering doing that with my dirty dishes.) I don't understand what could have the oil on it and could come in contact with only his face and neck, and only within the past 48 hours (now that it's been 11 days since we were originally around the poison ivy, and no one else has had any new outbreaks). The doctor wasn't entirely sure Sawyer has a poison ivy reaction, but is at a loss as to what else it could be. I feel completely awful. Like the worst mom in the world. The thought of Sawyer going through the pain and discomfort I experienced is worse than going through it myself.
From what I hear, my dad is recovering will from his heart attack. I still don't like it, though. Not one bit! As excited as Tyson is to be going on vacation to Utah without us, I'm still entertaining fantasies of driving out there with the kids. And...never coming back??
Tyson's job seems to be running a little more smoothly this week. It would about have to be!