How does that taste?
Posted on September 15th, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

Yep.  Eating my words.


Topical antibiotic cream, 3 times a day, for 10 days, keep her home from school today and tomorrow, blah blah blah.

Boy do I feel dumb.

And a bit ticked off.  I called the daycare this morning to call the Kiddo out sick for the day.  I called them again after the doctor’s appointment, to let them know what she had.

The girl that answered the phone asked, “What is that?” when I told her what the Kiddo has. :annoy: Then, “Is it contagious?”


Oh. My.  *double sigh*

Yes, it is contagious.  Very.  I told her I was letting them know so they could watch the other kids there to make sure it wasn’t going around.  Because lord knows it probably is, chances are pretty good that is where the Kiddo got it, not to mention the fact that she was there both Thursday AND Friday with full blown bilsters. And because, not knowing any different, I thought it was simply a contact blister from her pull-ups. What is to say that any other parent wouldn’t think something similar if they have no idea what it is, like I did?

So, I am staying home with her today and tomorrow, and my husband will stay with her on Wednesday just for good measure.  If we had enough vacation time we’d keep her the whole week and only pay half the tuition, but the doc said we only needed to keep her home for two days; we’re just opting to keep her a 3rd day just in case.

Now I know what to watch for in the future.  Man I hate daycare bugs!

The Girl · The Sickies
Another breakout
Posted on August 29th, 2008 @ 8:53 am

It happened yesterday afternoon, after we picked her up from school.

We picked her up, drove home and dropped off my husband and then went straight to the store for some groceries.  Within a couple of minutes of being there, she started to scratch at her sides, so I checked and sure enough, little patches of hives.  So far, this is the only thing in common with Sunday.  But NOT with Wednesday, as we had been at home all day before she started to break out.

I think next on our list would be to start a process of elmination.  It doesn’t seem to be any foods that I can determine, and the environment has only been the same twice out of the three times.

I think I may start with the laundry detergent.  When I dropped her off at daycare and told them she’d had another breakout after school, they started asking if we’d made any changes recently – clothes, laundry detergent, foods, etc.   Her clothes are the same ones she’s been wearing for at least a month.  There have been no new foods.  The laundry detergent… Well, we use the same BRAND, but previously I had been using the dye & perfume free version, this time we got the scented/color version.  But why, if she’s wearing an item of clothing that was washed in that detergent, would she NOT break out within moments of it being put on? Why wait until the end of the day?

Still, I will go buy another bottle of the dye/perfume free version and wash her clothes in it this weekend and see if that makes any difference.  And just to make sure it isn’t some food issue that, even though she’s been eating the same stuff for quite a while, something didn’t just change in her system and start reacting funny, I will track what she eats, too.

I just don’t want her to end up having to be a benedryl junkie just because she has hives break outs for no apparent reason. 🙁

The Girl · The Sickies