Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Who is this guy?

So Sunday the left corner of Joe's eye started to swell. The next morning his right eye was starting to swell more than his left. He also has red, itchy, patches on his arms and legs that really itch. Before going to bed his right eye seemed a little worse but he's been talking Benadryl and putting cream on his legs and arms constantly. When he woke up this morning I couldn't believe how bad it was. His eyelid is even starting to swell! After talking w/ his professor at school they come to the conclusion that its poison ivy. Joe was helping a neighbor do yard work on Saturday and they were burning a lot of stumps that had vines on them where ashes from poison ivy could have fallen on him. Joe was also doing most of the weed-eating. He's gotten poison ivy before and it was pretty bad but just on his legs and feet. I can't get over how bad his eyes are! He thinks after weed-eating he took off his goggles and wiped his eyes w/ his shirt which most likely had pieces of the poison ivy. I feel so bad for him b/c he's so uncomfortable and he's still trying to go to work and school. He wears a black visor to try and hide it but I'm not sure how well that's working out for him! And you know how boys are they never want to go to the doctor! I told him earlier today that he really needed to go and he said we'll wait a couple of days and see. Well a few hours later and his eye was already worse so I don't know what it'll look like in a couple of days!

5 comments:

Covington's said...

Come on Robin, just admit it. You have been beating your husband up again. You really should be taking anger management courses to help resolve your pinned up aggressions. :)

I hope Joe gets to feeling better and next time maybe he won't volunteer himself to do manual labor.

AmyAllen said...

Poor Joe... That looks painful! I hope he gets better fast! That is one thing I don't miss about the South-- Poison Ivy everywhere!

annie said...

poor joe! i can't believe how swollen they are. that will teach him to help a neighbor :)

The Porter's said...

Poor poor Joe-and I can't believe he still waited in line for Halo 3- When all of the brother in-laws get together we never see them because that's all they want to play... they set it up with a projector and will play through all meals.... Oh our boys!!!

Holly said...

wow, that doesn't even look like Joe. You mentioned his poison ivy the other day, but I had no idea it was that bad. I hope that he heals up soon.