Friday, October 06, 2006

A little ray of hope...

Ok, started applying the stronger tar ointment last night, and the cortisone cream this morning, and tonight I'd guesstimate that Erik's psoriasis is about 20% better today than it was yesterday! Oh, I really, really hope I'm not being overly optimistic! His scalp is still pretty bad, but we're not treating it the same way as the rest of his skin...

We had a "not nice" experience on the bus today with a couple of old biddies commenting out loud (I'm sure they thought they were whispering, but then they must be half deaf!) that Erik looked like he had, what they assumed was, chickenpox... They then wonderfed out loud why on earth I'd take a child with chickenpox out of the house, and expose the general populous to his contagen... Grrrr, I couldn't help myself and corrected their assumption and told them pointedly that he had psoriasis and he was very self-conscious about it! Gawd, he was sitting about a metre in front of them, and I could tell he understood they were talking about him and his skin, poor kid...

The boys were marvellous at the playcentre today. So well behaved, didn't once have to redirect them or anything, they both sat to eat their lunch, and their paddlepop afterwards, without protest! It was GREAT, I was so pleasantly surprised!!!

1 comment:

Nic and Beren said...

Glad to hear you found something to help Eriks skin, and that you had a nice day out. Well apart from the discusting people on the bus.

Really!! Thats the type of thing you might think to yourself, but what kind of person says that out loud when its obvious it will hurt someones feelings.

Teenagers and the failing parent...