Friday, September 5, 2008

School

Jetty has not been wanting to go to school the last few days. It just breaks my heart. I guess there is a computer game that has noises that makes her nervous. She has always been sensitive to noises. The teacher and I now have her not wearing the earphones but rather hanging them around her neck. We also have her raise her hand when it comes to that game and the teacher will change the screen. I don't know what else to do.

She was so sad this morning and it is really stressing out her eczema and not helping with the skin virus we have been fighting for two weeks. Poor Jetty had bumps under her armpit and it was originally thought to be a reaction to the chicken pox vaccine but when I took her to the dermatologist she knew right away that it is Molluscum. I love how the websites say it is common and no one I have talked to has heard about this virus. Has anyone had an experience with this virus? Some Doctors choose not to treat it but with Jetty's eczema it is not an option. She scratches so bad some days and it is opening herself to lots more infections. The Dr. treated her bumps last week with beetle juice and put a little piece of medical tape on each spot which I (Daddy was working) had to remove 4 hours later. There was 27 pieces of medical tape, not fun. Each spot turned into a blister and I thought we would be in the clear. Well, 4 days later she has 27 scabs and over 25 new spots. Doug and I decided to try a prescription immunology drug which made me nervous because of her allergies but she is handling it well. I pray that it works and doesn't get more out- of-control. She has to wear long sleeve shirts to school which is great in 94 degree weather.

6 comments:

Ladyblog said...

Poor Jetty!
Did you ever get her checked for Thalassemia?
I'll say a little prayer for her...
~Rebecca

Lisa said...

Poor Jetty! I have never heard of that. Bless her heart. I am so sorry she is having trouble at school. I can sympathize.

Lisa~~ said...

SO sorry to hear about Jetty and I hope that something works soon in helping her.

I wonder what it is about loud noises as Maisie has the same issues.

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cole said...

Unfortunately the virus is relatively common, but many children do not get a severe enough infection to spread much. Others, particularly those with eczema, can get it terribly and it last for years. Most doctors do not suggest doing anything about it, saying it will go away on its own, which it would, but usually after a couple of years. In the meantime, it can spread everywhere, leaving open sores to worry about other infections. Not to mention the spreading to others with whom she comes into contact. Unfortunately, most doctors don't know it's that contagious, despite "contagiosum" being in the name of the virus. For this reason, many parents are not aware that they are putting other children in harms way because they were never told of the potential seriousness of the disease. I would suggest visiting molluscum.com for their non-irritating and guaranteed treatment and information about this horrible infection.

Beverly said...

we are experiencing this right now! check my blog for pics. and e-mail me please about what you did. Thanks.