Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Poison Ivy..itch & scratch!
Ever had poison ivy? I haven't but, after watching Madison for the past several days I'd have to say "I NEVER want it"! On Friday Madison and a group of boys played backyard football. We have a creek that runs behind our house and, the ball rolled off into the creek several times. We think when retrieving the ball from the creek Madison got into some poison ivy. Saturday he started having places pop up on his elbows, knees, knuckles, and neck. Sunday morning it was even worse now on his back, thighs, upper arms, face, and stomach....the itching was driving him mad! He said "do I have to go and sit through church"? I was going to be home anyway with William, Wesley, and Jonathan who all still had fevers with NO symptoms...UGH! (They are better now.) The pediatric office we use opens at 1pm on Sundays. I called and got him an appointment, they said it one of the worst cases they have seen. When we do things we always try to do it right...sigh. Dr. F put Madison on prednisone twice a day for 5 days and also gave him a cream to apply. Yesterday it hadn't kicked in yet, it's now even in places I can't mention.....we are G rated. Today it doesn't look any worse...not sure it could. Madison isn't scratching anymore he has moved on to digging at himself. We have to tell him to stop, he doesn't know he's even doing it...he's still going crazy. I pray by tomorrow we will see a big difference.