We had our second treatments Tuesday night so we are officially on week three of this 8 week nightmare. Pup is doing much better. That stinky shampoo of hers really works. She's still missing a lot of hair but the skin isn't as red and raw anymore and I think I can see some new hair growth starting to happen. She isn't happy being quarantined by herself in the living room but I have to keep her and the cats separate. Keeping her in pajamas has kept her from scratching. I wish it helped me.
The Mister and I are not doing as well as Pup. By the weekend we were both once again covered in rash and itching like crazy. We could barely make it to our 2 week treatment. It was awful counting down the days until we could get some relief. All that washing and scrubbing left my hair a mess so I cut most of it off. Bye bye messy bun for now. The Mister shaved his head and his beard. I was tempted but thought better of it. It makes covering yourself with icky cream for 10 hours a little easier.
After cleaning like a maniac and boiling laundry all morning, I spend the rest of the day just sitting in my great, great, great grandmother's rocker. At night I sleep in my Ikea Poing chair covered in garbage bags. One day all this might be funny....but it's certainly not now. When I say this ordeal could make a grown man cry-I'm speaking from experience. It's been rough.
Reading about what you’re going through is just unbelievable…one thing after another. I’m so sorry you two and Pup are having such a hard time getting better. You have to laugh at the kitchen crisis, laughter is the only thing that will keep you sane…but your health is so important, praying all will be well soon. V.ReplyDelete
Oh I am so sorry to hear about this continuing on. I'm glad Pup seems to be getting better, but you and The Mister sure are having a time! Here's hoping things ease up quickly for you.ReplyDelete
Horrid experience! I like your new hair length, though! Rest as best as you can!ReplyDelete
So sorry that you are having such a tough time. I sure hope this coming week brings some improvement for you. Sending more hugs!ReplyDelete
Oh Deb, I'm so sorry about all of this. I wish I could make it better. Thankfully Pup is doing better but I sure wish you were too. Big hugs and many prayers for you and The Mister.ReplyDelete
I think you're still adorable! Just as adorable as pup in her pajamas!ReplyDelete
Hold Fast. You'll be through this storm soon.
What an ordeal you are experiencing. From the photo, I would say that you have lost weight. Your face looks like you have. Hope you soon reach the point where each day is an improvement. Sending prayers and well wishes.ReplyDelete
Did they tell you to use vaseline on your eyelashes? I have heard that the mites can live there too:( You should be getting past the worst of it soon.ReplyDelete
sounds so so awful for you all :(ReplyDelete
i Would need some psych meds. What you are going through is awful. Somehow it will pass l I hope it is quickly.
Oh Deb, I am SO sorry for all you've been going through. I just read about all the mite problems because for weeks now, every time I'd try to read a blogspot post, it would say the system was overloaded and I needed to come back later. I am terrible at coming back later!ReplyDelete
I can't imagine what you are going through. Back in my early teens, I cam in contact with poison ivy for the first tiime - on Memorial Day weekend. At Thanskgiving, I was still going to school without shoes because my feet were so swollen from the poison ivy blisters. I had z=packs, ointments and every-other-day injections for it but it just wouldn't go away. I slept with socks on my hands so I wouldn't scratch in my sleep and all my clothing and linens had to be boiled daily. But thankfully that was Mom's job, not mine. In short, I can commiserate with the itchiness, but not all the tasks involved. And to have to watch Pup suffer... Oh! It breaks my heart to think of what you are going through. I'm sending virtual prayers and healing vibes for all of you. Hang in there. One day, one day a looooooooong time from now, it will be a funny story you tell.