Nothing makes me more sad than when my little guy is under the weather. Lately, it seems that he’s been under a string of things. Part of the fun of a developing immune system in a small child.
Just over a month ago, he and his dad were down with a stomach bug. A few days later, he had an allergic reaction (possibly to some food) that resulted in a very difficult night with a bad croupy cough.
About the time that went away, spring allergies hit with a fervor. My son got more than a runny nose and watery eyes, he ended up with a full body rash. After talking with several people today who grew up in central Virginia, it seems as though he probably does have some form of poison ivy. It’s all over his face. Only a few days ago, his eyes were completely blood shot. He looked like a little bloodhound.
He’s on the mend, but it’s taking a long time. As B.J. Palmer said, “Healing takes time.”
So, forgive me if I’ve been a little behind with regular columns…I’ve been sticking to my first priority and taking care of my little one–even in the wee hours of the morning when the itchy skin is at its worst.