Monday, June 18, 2012

If it's not one thing, it's a gazillion...

It seems like everything always happens at once.

We were exposed to whooping cough, so we're in the wait-and-see limbo to see if our kids are going to get it or not.  With a two-year-old with sickly lungs and a four-month-old baby, I'm certainly not looking forward to it, if they do have it.  But they do have a minor, intermittent cough at the moment.  So it could go either way.

At the same time, I'm training for a 10k run.  And I finally went to the doctor for some breathing issues I have, and I'm now the proud owner of my very own inhaler.

Then, two of my kids have gotten stung by bees this spring.  Of course, being my kids, they're both allergic.  This is my son's foot, a whole week after the sting--and this is the first time he's ever been stung.  You can't tell the swelling in this picture, but you can definitely still see the hives.

So now I get to cart several sets of epipens around with us, instead of the single set I used to carry.  Technically, I should also be carrying a set for my wasp allergy.  I figure if worse comes to worst, I'll just use the kids' epis on myself.

On a happier note, I finally found something better that helps with my five-year-old's eczema.  She has a spot on her wrist that itches horribly and blisters.  Hydrocortisone cream helps it, but I don't want to keep putting steroids on the same spot of skin over and over indefinitely.  I finally discovered that pure lanolin works wonders!!  It's not totally gone yet, but it's getting better and better, and I think that it soon will be.  And it's all natural and way better for her.

Hopefully all of this craziness will soon calm down.  I have several projects I really want to work on and finish and share with you all!  Exciting stuff coming soon...
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1 comment:

  1. Your are the 1st I've heard mention pure lanolin to try on itchy eczema. We'll have to give that a try, I also hate using hydrocortizone on my child.