Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Trippy, Dude!

Whoaaaaaaaa! You've got to love the ups and downs of medicine sometimes! Benadryl at night to remove the itch and help me sleep. Ibprofin and coffee in the mornings because the Benadryl wears off after a few hours and I'm up half the night trying not to scratch my skin off!

Actually, today is better. Yesterday was awful and I was on fire most of the night, but today only key areas itch significantly. Thank goodness! I may actually be able to wear normal clothes tomorrow instead of the very loose, very minimal clothing I've been sporting the last couple of days.

And guess what! Jason had to go "shoot trees" today (Emma's way of understanding weapon practice). And guess what he found on him when he got home! CHIGGERS!!!!!!!! Wheeeeee! It just keeps getting better and better around here! Luckily we're all stocked up on Benadryl and hydrocortisone.

So basically, don't come visit right now. Our household is cursed. And bugged.


loonyhiker said...

I never heard of chiggers until I came to SC. My hubby tells me all about them but I've been lucky enough not to get them (knock on wood!). I hope y'all get better. Nothing personal, but I think I will leave visiting for another time.

glynis said...

That itching is AWFUL! I'm glad to see that you have a sense of humor about it (or are you just faking it for us? :) ) Get better!

heather said...

I've never heard of chiggers but I figure that it's a good thing i've never heard of it/them. Hope things improve soon!

Zephanee said...

I grew up on a farm, so I had chiggers quite a few times. It's no fun, I know. My mom used to bathe me in an oatmeal bath to help and put Seabreeze and Benedryl on me. It's amazing that Seabreeze actually helped the itch. Hope you feel better soon.