Tuesday, July 29, 2008

He's an Eating Machine

Ben woke up about a week ago with a mysterious red welt on his face. At first I thought it was a scratch but the closer I looked I realized that it may be poison ivy.

I kept an eye on him for a few days and noticed that he was getting a new spot here and there on a daily basis. I started to treat the itching with hydrocortisone cream. It was starting to improve.
Until this morning. He woke up with a super swollen and red face. Poor kid. I called the doctor and he is now on a 14 day prescription of steroids. This is a first for us.

Can I tell you that this boy usually eats very little of anything. Since 6pm tonight he has asked for a pb&j sandwich, a six pack of cheese and peanut butter crackers, apples with caramel, cheerios with milk and Popsicles! He has eaten every single bite, too!

I can't believe it. He won't stop. It's actually kind of humorous because it is so out of character for him.

Anyway, we have been having loads of fun this summer and we are trying to make the best of our last few days. I can't believe that I registered the kids today and we start in less than two weeks. I'm really sad to be sending them back already.

How about you? When do your kids start back to school?


Shelley said...

Okay, first of all, those steroids are some CRAZY stuff. I was on some a few months ago, and I gained 12 pounds in one week! It came right off the next week, but still!

B-town starts back August 21st. So what is that...3 weeks from thursday?! I'm torn, I want my "free" time back, but I don't want the fun and easiness of summer to end. It's gone by so quickly.

Carrie said...

My kids start on Thursday! I'm excited! I'm ready to "miss them". I'm ready to help in their classrooms, have coffee with friends, work at church and pee without someone asking where I am!
When my daughter is on steriods for her asthma she becomes hyper and eats everything she can get her mouth on! Crazy huh?
Thanks for opening up your life in your blog!

Rochelle said...

Keilani doesn't start until the Aug 25th, but I go back on Aug 12th! The summer has flown by! And when my daughter was on steroids for her asthma, like Carrie's, she ate everything up in sight too!

Teri said...

I have never had a kid on steroids...I hope to keep them off the juice forever!

My kids don't start school until September! The tuesday after Labor Day to be exact.

I start school on August 19. Should be loads of fun!

Fran said...

Steroids do crazy things to kids.
Always makes mine a little on the mean side! ;)

We start school on the 11th!!!!!!!
How stupid is that???
This momma ain't ready either.

Enjoy today my friend. I'll see you soooooooon!


JP's MOM said...

We start back the 21st.

This summer has just flown by!

Heather said...

Our summer has FLOWN by. Today was registration day, and Monday is the first full day. Good times.

I hope your little guy feels better soon!

Why 2nd Cup of Coffee? said...

He looks so sad! Bless his heart. Saying a prayer for him.

MAC5 said...

We start Tuesday the 2nd of Sept here in Michigan it is a law that you start after labor day!

Alana said...

Richie had poison ivy last week as well. Sounds like it wasn't as bad as Ben's, though. Hope he feels better soon!