Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ned

Ned has had these really horrible spots on his leg for about 6 months, which are known as molluscum and are contagious. I know that he probably got them from preschool, but I have not been able to talk to them about it for fear of them saying he could not go, because I don't know what I would have done with him while I worked. Anyway, this is what it looks like and they itch and the more you scratch, the more you spread them. Try explaining to a four year old that he can't scratch.

Today, we went to the dermatologists who informed me the cream was ridiculously expensive (around $300) and she didn't recommend it anyway because it didn't yield very good results. Another option was this liquid nitrate stuff that burns them off but hurts and they don't like to do that to children. Don't worry missy, I was thinking, you aren't going to do that to my child anyway! What she did recommend was something that has a medical name but is actually beetle juice. Yes, beetle juice. From a blister beetle. Aptly named as these horrible little pox family spots are very similar to blisters at times.

So she put it on, it doesn't hurt - yet. We had to wash it off after four hours and apparently blisters can occur and they can really hurt, so I am hoping that he is okay tomorrow and not in any pain.

Right now, I have medical bills coming out of my ears from the last four months, what with check ups, psychologist visits for Ned and his pooping problems, my ingrown toenail and physiotherapy from a year ago! I am sure this visit today will not be cheap so here is hoping that I have now met the deductible and won't have to pay a thing more!

On a positive note, I completed my American citizenship forms and mailed them off yesterday, with a big whopping check for $675 which hurt like hell, but it is an investment and hopefully, everything will go through. Will keep you posted on this.

15 comments:

G said...

Oh hell that really sucks! I hope they go away!

Shelly... said...

Poor kid, I hope the "beetle juice" works! And poor mom with all the medical bills. It really does bite!
Good job on sending in your citizenship forms!

Amy said...

Poor Ned! get well soon...

SouthernBelle said...

Poor little Neddy!

Mr Belle's niece had those, the poor little bugger looked like a plague victim all the time...

Momma Bear said...

Poor Ned! That looks miserable! Hopefully the beetle juice will work!

Good job getting the citizenship forms in!

Pollyanna said...

OH MAN! When it rains it pours, doesn't it?

I hope that Ned feels better soon and that you get good news on your papers.

Kisses.

Live.Love.Eat said...

So sorry about Ned's rash. I would feel terrible if my little guy got something like that. Sorry for all your medical crap too. when it rains it poors huh?

Retro Girl said...

Poor kid....hope that stuff works and he feels much better soon.

The US Govt and Visa Center have worn on my last nerve lately. I'm sure you've dealt with them before, but they've gotten worse...one hand never knows what the other is doing. You'll need to concoct a special martinii to help you cope...lol

Dr Zibbs said...

Ooooooohhhhhh.

Z's Mom said...

Poor Ned...I hope he is doing better!

Sorry about all the medical bills...I know what you mean. So far this year has been ok..but last year drained me...and I still don't take my Nexium that I really NEED because it costs so much. :(

Yaaay on you becoming a citizen....especially since we agree politically and all. :)

Poutalicious said...

I still cannot believe the lack of chicken soup day cares here and the lack of hospitals providing sick day care for working mothers and fathers. It just beats me all to hell.

Andria said...

chicken soup day cares and hospital day care?! what a novel concept, that is totally brilliant!

Bitsy said...

How is he doing now? I've never seen or heard of this, but it looks just awful. Poor kid. :(

M said...

He is doing much better, he still has the spots but they scabbed and blistered and are healing. We might have to go back for a second treatment but that should be it. And I contacted one of the people I thought I owed money to and asked why they had not cashed my check and they told me I had a credit! Then reluctantly, they asked if I wanted them to process the credit. Um, YES!!!! Why is they waste no time in chasing you for payments but as soon as you are owed a credit, you don't hear from them and find out by accident??

Bitsy said...

I'm so glad he is doing better - and that is awesome that you have a credit!

I tell ya, I don't know what is up with these medical people. You are right, they will chase you down to get money owed, but when they owe it... ugh!

 
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