Monday, June 12, 2006
Poor baby Brian!
Okay He's not a baby any more. He's 13, and he's my nephew. But in this aunties eyes, he's still my baby Brian. I recall him at 1 having toast and jam at aunties house. Every time he would come to visit, his favorite snack would be toast and jelly. I think he still likes the toast and jelly snack before bed. Any way, I am off topic. The reason I say poor Brian is because he has come down with a horrible itchy, painful rash on his face and (the worst) between his fingers. I saw him yesterday and it was swollen, pussy blisters that looked so sore. My sister( Brians mom) had him to the Dr. may times and they did not know what it was. But yet they perscribed medication anyway. Today he was sent to a pediatric dermatolagist. The specialist told them it was a very severe case of ..... poison ivy. Poor baby Brian(he will kill me if he knows I call him that) has suffered for 4 days without any relief because some Doctors did not know how to diagnose him . My sister had Brian to 3 or four doctors before finally a specialist told them what it was. I talked to sissy on the phone today and she told me that finally they were given a diagnosis. The first few docs said it was a virus and to take this medication. The thing is with viruses you can't take meds. It has to run its course. Doctors make me scratch my head sometimes. Today the Gp took one look at Brian and sent him immediately to the specialist. ( It takes months to see a specailist) So it was serious. The skin specialist took one look and knew right away. A very severe, extreme case of poison ivy. Extreme it was. Brain had so many pussy blisters on his poor hands , I wanted to cry when I saw him. I asked sissy where he was that he could have picked up poison ivy. He was on a field trip with school last week and it was a nature trip in the woods. You know why it is so hard to put trust in doctors? Why didn't the first doc several days ago know what it was? It could have been treated and Brain would not have had to go through so much pain. I'm thankful now that he is on the right medication and that his ailment is treatable. I hope he has a good sleep tonight now that he is on the proper medication and cream. He has not been sleeping much at all. So Baby Brian, auntie is thinking about you and wants you to feel better. Yes I know you are not a baby any more but this auntie is stuck in the past. I don't want to let go.