This picture sums up our weekend:
Nolan has another ear infection.
In other news: Grass is green! Rain is wet! Dogs bark!
Acid Reflux, I hate you.
When it rains, it pours. Matt hasn't been "well" lately, either. He's had a molluscum infection for approximately... forever and developed staph infections in several of the lesions. He was cultured to see if it was MRSA (the methicillin resistant staph bug that can be particularly nasty), and the results came back as regular, plain old staph. I never thought I would be happy for a staph infection, but there you go.
The worst boils were lanced and he was placed on Bactrim, a rather strong antibiotic. The boils healed, though the underlying eczema and molluscum infection are still going strong. On Friday night, I noticed that he had a few more bumps than usual on his legs. Was he getting a virus? I posted a picture on facebook so everyone could play "guess the rash."
The poor kid is itching like crazy. Ideas like chicken pox (he's been vaccinated) and Hand Foot Mouth Disease (though HFMD doesn't itch) were brought up by the Almighty Google. The welts began to swell and spread, and I started suspecting an allergic reaction. By Saturday morning, it was on his hands arms, in addition to his legs and spreading up to his waistband.
His knees and elbows are particularly bad, and are one giant coalescence of The Great Itch.
The good news: a new urgent care opened up in our community. The bad news: the urgent care is closed on Sundays!
We are giving Matt lots of Benedryl and applying caladryl lotion to the welts.
I am calling the pediatrician in the morning to get both boys in - I hope they have some sort of two-for-one deal going on.