Monday, July 30, 2007

UPDATE & NEW PICTURES: Asking for prayer...



I have been devoloping a rash for about a week that has gradually crept over my entire body. My left ankle is by far the worst looking, but it is the rest of me that itches non-stop. I'm on Benadryl and Steroid cream, but the Dr. is at a loss to what has caused it or if this will even get rid of it. To be honest, I'm discouraged and sad. I know God isn't "picking" on me, but things like this always happen at the worst times. Please pray that this goes away quickly and never returns, even if we never figure out why it came. Thank you!
(Forgive the stubbly leg... I can't exactly shave right now)
We've pretty much determined that this is a case of poison ivy. Although I don't remember being anywhere that I could have come in contact with it, I am told that if the Urushiol oil is on an animal whom you pet or if it is on you clothes and then you touch it it will cause an outbreak. It takes 1 NANOGRAM to cause a rash! 1/4 oz could cause a rash on every person in the world!
I'm feeling a bit better and my ankle is clearing, but the rest of the rash is still itchy and covering 9/10 of me. Please keep praying, I would love to get on with life!

5 comments:

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Goodness, that sounds and looks dreadful! We'll certainly keep you in our prayers.

Jeffery Hodges

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Pastor Paul said...

We will be praying.

Sabrina said...

oh Deea I am so sorry that just looks painful. I will be praying for healing and wisdom for the doctor.

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

The update is excellent news. I'm not especially allergic to poison ivy, but I had a bad case one time due to my own foolishness in thinking that I wasn't susceptible, and I never want to suffer that way again.

Keep healing.

Jeffery Hodges

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athenainaminivan said...

Praying for healing. THat looks like it hurts!! I hope it clears soon.