I remember a time when I actually liked winter. The cold, crisp air, the leafless trees silhouetted against the sky, the possibility of snow...not too long ago these were things to be looked forward to. Now? Winter, I am so over you. Please leave.
It's beginning to sink in that Sophia's eczema is probably most affected by that cold, crisp air...something entirely out of my control. Not to mention, the staph that has infected her eczema could use a dose of sunshine. Sunshine is good for bacteria...or should I say bad for it?
Anyway, her doctor called in a prescription for an oral antibiotic. Just writing this has me cringing. The antibiotic ointment that was last prescribed only partially worked. It did at least slow down the infection, and it made things look MUCH better. However, the staph is still spreading. This morning it was setting up shop on her neck, and as of this afternoon it made it to her lips. If it gets inside of her body it will become a much harder to kill beast. Ugh. I'm trying not to worry.
And, thanks so much to everyone who left comments, emails, and Facebook messages full of ideas for helping Sophia's eczema. We've now got an entire arsenal of stuff to try once we get this infection licked. Hopefully, the gal will soon be itch free. :)