Thursday, September 27, 2007

Update on Joe

This is Joe yesterday afternoon. If you scroll down you can obviously see that its gotten worse not better. When we woke up I could tell that his right eye was even more swollen and now his left eye had begun to swell. I thought for sure Joe would be ready to go to the doctor but when I asked he said no. I was so angry! What is it with guys and the doctor? Are they just as scared as our kids? I left to jazzercise very annoyed. While at ChuckE Cheese I got a text from Joe saying he was on his way to the health clinic. Alleluia! They gave him a shot and 2 prescriptions and this morning it looks much better. But Kaiden and I both have it, which sucks. It hasn't seemed to bother Kaiden too much until Wed night and this morning. He has a few spots on the back of his neck and shoulders and then in the creases of his arms. I brought him to the doctor and she confirmed it was poison ivy and said to keep using Cortaid. I'm itching like crazy and mine is all on my left breast. Don't ask me how I got it there! The doctor said you can only get is from direct contact with the oils from the plant. Meaning it can't be transferred from person to person, but still not sure how me or Kaiden ended up with it. Joe is still itching a lot but his swelling has gone done tremendously. Hopefully by the weekend I won't be embarrassed to be seen with him in public and we can have a date night! ;)

5 comments:

Covington's said...

Yikes!! Maybe the clothes Joe was wearing on Saturday was in the laundry by something ya'll are wearing now... You would think that the wash would remove oils and stuff by maybe not. Honestly, I don't by the whole "contact" theory b/c I know a bunch of people who have gotten poison ivy and weren't anywhere near the stuff. I'm so sorry for all of you. :(

Kelli Lafranca said...

Poor Joe! Those pictures are so sad! Sorry to hear you and Kaiden got it too. At least Joe knows how to share!

annie said...

interesting that you guys got it and you weren't touching it. i hope kalli doesn't get it. but poor kaiden. and poor joe. its lasted a long time. hopefully the meds will make it go away a lot quicker.

Trisha said...

Your poor fam! Joe looks miserable and what a bummer that you and Kaiden have it too. Luckily I've never had it myself. Hopefully it will pass quickly!

AmyAllen said...

I think it's time for a new update on how the 3 of you are doing. Doesn't look fun at all!