Friday, April 20, 2007

Poison Ivy

It strikes us every year, although this year the victim was surpising to me. Greg showed signs of having poison ivy on Wed. and by today (Friday) his face was swollen and the rash was very close to his left eye. This is the kid that doesn't usually get poison ivy. I called the doctor's office and the took him in. He received the standard shot and prednisone pills. Should be all better by tomorrow afternoon. Lee has a couple of small, localized patches so he is taking poison ivy baths and benadryl and hoping that it doesn't spread. They have been playing in the woods a lot lately and mushroom hunted on Wednesday. The biggest surpise is that I have 4 small patches of poison ivy. I haven't been in the woods. I haven't bee weeding in the garden or yard. I have barely been out of the house this week. And yet I have poison ivy :( I am treating it topically and taking OB approved benadryl. I hope it clears up because I don't know if they will give me the shot and prednisone while I am pregnant. I guess if it gets bad enough they will, but I don't want to have to take something that will harm the baby.

Speaking of baby, things are going well. I have been maintaining weight and feel like most of the morning sickness is gone. I am still gaggy, but I can eat and am functioning about as well as I ever did. Laziness is hard to conquer when you have a good excuse not to do anything :) I am a little disappointed that my belly isn't pooched out more yet. By now I was wearing maternity clothes with the boys, although that may have been more out of excitement than need. Now, I only have a couple of maternity items so I am trying not to wear them until I NEED too.......I wish that time would hurry up. It would be great if this pregnancy was visible. Remind me I said that in August!

The weather here has been fantastic so we took the week off of school for "spring break". We only have about 3 weeks of work left so we should be finishing up soon. I look forward to starting our new year in July, but I have a lot of work left to do until then. I am praying for strength!!!

I guess that is all for now. Please pray that this poison ivy goes away!!!!! Thanks!
Blessings,
Carie

1 comment:

~*~ Jennifer ~*~ said...

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THANKS for sharing. I'm going to start using MFW soon and look forward to learning new ideas from others.

PLUS your going to have a baby!!! What fun! Ü

Enjoyed your blog!