Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"The Tickles"

So our little man has got "the tickles."That's what he calls these welts that itch. Since Monday Owen has had a strange rash on and off on different parts of his body with no explanation.
His little ear gets really red when it happens. No white welts on the ear but it switches back and forth not just the same ear every time. It comes on really fast and leaves within about 30 minutes.
Owen hasn't had a fever or runny nose and no sore throat or ear pain that he can tell me.No diarrhea or fever. I even called the school to check if there was a new food he had tried, or a new paint....etc. NO LUCK!
It only seems to pop up when we are home which leads me to believe there is something in our home that is upsetting his little body. 
The first time it happened was after school on Monday. His little ear was really red and he had the white welts on his face. I asked him if his ear hurt or itched and he said no. I told him not to itch his face and he did pretty good for a while but then the minute he touched his face more welts popped up. We washed his hands and face and gave him some benedryl. After a while he was fine. Then that night after his bath with the normal baby soap and super sensitive lotion I always use......more welts! This time in the crooks of his elbows and on top of his knees & the red ear was back!
Then yesterday we did fine all day....i think. He was wearing long pants so I didn't check his legs but no red ear all day and his arms looked fine. We got home and he played for a minute then we ate dinner. Nothing he hasn't had before. Red ear back and welts on his stomach and legs and back this time. I really don't know what it could be. I am waiting for the Doctor office to open for and appt but I don't know if they can help unless they see the rash and red ear. This morning like yesterday it is mysteriously gone.
Am i losing my mind? Did he find some poison oak in our living room I don't know about.? 

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stress is Gone!

    This is the picture from the dance we went to on Valentines, dont we look sweet together?

So I had my first activity being the Enrichment Leader. It was the RS Birthday dinner and I think it went over pretty well! The committee I chose was really great with all the tasks I gave them, and it seemed like those who came had a great time. 
Our theme was " come in out of the cold & warm your heart."
 We had really D-lish soups and rolls, then for dessert we had a chocolate fountain.....of course that was awesome! We didnt have a really strong turnout but I hope it will get better as the year goes on.
The day was kinda stressful for me Jeremy was home to help watch Owen though and that made a big difference! Jeremy had a eye dr appt in the morning then at noon i went to set up at the church. At 2pm I had a appt with my liver dr and my dinner party started at 6pm. I am glad to have all that done and over with!

Jeremy had a great day with Owen and they really needed some Father Son time.
They went to the park to feed the ducks and found one duck that had a dart through his body! Super sad! The poor thing wasnt really fazed by it just kept swimming around. Jeremy called the animal control and they tried to catch it but it ended up flying away. Too bad hope it doesnt suffer too long. Owen has been very polite recently! I took him to CJ's for a after school treat. He had been running around with a couple other kids for about 1/2 hour so i told him it was time to go. He walked over to me very calmly and said" mom could i please play for just one more minute?" I couldnt say no ! I am sure there will be a day when he tries to be sweet to get what he wants that i dont want to give him but i took it this time! He is such a sweet boy!