Poor Tyler. He woke up this morning and his eyes were so swollen they were little slits. It looked just like someone had beat the soup out of him. His neck was covered in a rash and his arms and part of his torso were covered as well. We both thought it was poison ivy, since Tyler can just be in the vicinity of poison ivy and get it.
(It looks something like this. I stole this from the internet. I didn’t sneak a photo of your neck, Tyler.)
I wanted to get an actual picture of him today, instead of another internet photo, but he didn’t want everyone to see him all swelled up. He’s taken a lot of ribbing over the years with all the times he’s had poison ivy in his eyes, on his neck and face, etc. I tried to convince him that all my bloggy friends wanted to see, but I still got the thumbs down. Sorry to let y’all down.
He was supposed to go back to the doctor for a follow-up visit for his mono tomorrow, so I called the nurses' desk and asked if we could move it up so he could get a cortisone shot today. She was great – and fit him in this morning.
As soon as the doctor saw him, he told him it wasn’t poison ivy, but possibly some kind of mutation or complication from the mono – or even strep throat (maybe he did actually have both??). Four vials of blood later, we’re waiting to hear what exactly is going on with him. It may take a day or two before we get the results, but the doctor wants him off work again for a couple days.
This morning, he said he felt alright except for the itch, but since he got home, he’s slept most of the day away. I just checked in on him and he feels feverish and he’s all sweaty.
He had just really started feeling better, so he may have pushed it too much and be having a relapse. Poor Fester, this has been going on since the beginning of March.
On top of all that, on the way to work this morning a guy on a tractor with a mower arm was trimming the brush and small trees on the side of the road. It left branches all over the roadway and I had to try and maneuver my little car through without scratching it up too much.
When I left to take Tyler to the doctor, my tire felt low and I noticed the tire pressure light was on… so I got out and checked it and, sure enough, my rear tire was low. Of course, I called Dave and at lunch (while I was at the doctor) he checked it for me.
His verdict? “You’ve gotten in a ditch somewhere. The side of your tire’s been punctured.”
Umm, wouldn’t I have had a clue that I’d gotten off in a ditch somewhere??
I told him about all the tree branches in the road and all I can assume is that it was one of those branches.
Or someone came to the church parking lot in broad daylight and slashed my tire.
A hundred ten dollars and a new tire later… all is well.
On another note…
“24” viewers: There might’ve been some discussion at work this morning that my beloved Aaron Pierce is possible one of the bad guys. I REFUSE to believe Aaron could ever be anything but completely loyal… but then again, I haven’t slept a wink since the deal with Tony last week.
- Who thinks Aaron could be bad??
- Do any of you have trouble realizing that Jack Bauer and Chloe and Aaron and Tony are, in fact, make believe?
I cried again at “The Biggest Loser” tonight. I can’t get over the change in those people. And the amount of work they put in each day is staggering. For me, Tara is the most inspiring. She is one hard-working, tough girl! Gotta give her props for that.
And how ‘bout American Idol tonight? Man, the competition is tough this year!!!