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Relaxing After The Parade & Vacation Gone Bad

July 30th, 2009 · 17 Comments

Who's This?

Who’s this relaxing?  One of the marchers from the Parade?

Ahh, yes.  It is!

Timmy July 2009

I hope you’re pets are relaxing, too!

Our vacation, what to say about it, my poison ivy ruined it.  I am so upset about it.  We drove to Hershey, PA on Monday.  It was about a 5 hour drive.  We played some mini-golf, had some dinner and that was about it.  During the night itching woke me up several times.  I got up in the morning (Tuesday) to brand new rashes, covering the front of my thighs, around my knees and on any spots of my calves that hadn’t already been covered previously.  I took my Zyrtec, my Benedryl and slathered on the steriod cream.  We went to Hershey Park.  Not fun walking around in the heat with long pants on, with itching, painful rashes and feeling the effects of the Benedryl to top it off.  We didn’t stay long.  I just couldn’t take it.  My two oldest kids didn’t care.  They weren’t into it at all.  I just feel so bad for my youngest son.  He was so looking forward to the rides.  We went on a few before we left the park.  We went back to the hotel and played another round of mini-golf.  My boy is so sweet, he said, “At least we had fun playing mini-golf.”   That night I noticed that my entire stomach was covered with spots.  We drove home the next day, Wednesday.  The new rashes are better.  So far the spots on my stomach haven’t developed into a rash.  I’ve got new spots on my left forearm.  We’ll see what they do.  Sigh.  Tomorrow will be better, right?

Tags: All About Me · Pet Parade · Pets

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Relaxing After The Parade & Vacation Gone Bad | Rashes // Jul 31, 2009 at 12:34 am

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  • 2 Puna // Jul 31, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Tomorrow WILL be better. I’m so sorry about your poison ivy issue. I think you should take another vacation after it clears up.
    .-= Puna´s last blog ..July 31, What’s Your Play no 56 =-.

  • 3 mrs. e // Jul 31, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Not again! You poor thing. That darn stuff can be hard to shake. I avoid it like the plague after a rough go about 30 years ago.

    Hang in there!!
    .-= mrs. e´s last blog ..Family Reunions =-.

  • 4 stephanie // Jul 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

    I don’t know much about poison ivy, but geez, isn’t there anything more the doctors can do??? This is terrible!

  • 5 Katie in MA // Jul 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Awww. I’m so sorry! Can’t they put you on prednisone to help banish the rash? Sending happy anti-itch, rash-go-away vibes your way…
    .-= Katie in MA´s last blog ..The If Question with all the sneaky. =-.

  • 6 elk // Jul 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    so sorry that you cannot shake this stuff Gayle ~ as far as vacation,,,we have had a couple of those in our time…the parade back here was wonderful !
    .-= elk´s last blog ..random smiles =-.

  • 7 DesignTies // Jul 31, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    That totally sucks :-( Poison ivy, get lost!!!!

    Love the shot of Timmy’s shadow — very creative :-)

    You’ll get to bring your kids on plenty more vacations when you’re poison ivy-free :-) In the meantime, how about a little “staycation”?? Check out some fun places around your city that you haven’t been to before :-)

    .-= DesignTies´s last blog ..Meet abstract artist Matt LeBlanc & see if you won our giveaway!! =-.

  • 8 anna b-bonkers // Jul 31, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Doh! What an experience! I feel for you, yikes!
    I saw a lady last year at a mineral spa who was having a wicked reaction to poison ivy, her whole body was covered in an almost open sore rash. I can only imagine!
    I hope you heal quick! Really quick and no more break outs!
    .-= anna b-bonkers´s last blog ..Road trip =-.

  • 9 maya | springtree road // Aug 1, 2009 at 11:38 am

    oh no! i hope you’re feeling much better today. :(

  • 10 Shalet // Aug 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve had a few episodes of full body hives (cause unknown) and it seems they take forever to go away. I find they are especially lovely when on the face ;o)

    Feel better soon!
    .-= Shalet´s last blog ..More criminal behavior (and a giveaway!) =-.

  • 11 patty // Aug 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    tomorrow is ALWAYS better!
    hope you are feeling better! :)
    .-= patty´s last blog ..The Boys =-.

  • 12 Stephanie // Aug 2, 2009 at 4:32 am

    I’m a little late, I know. But… happy anniversary!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Newsletter: Month Twelve* =-.

  • 13 elizabeth // Aug 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    hang in there! i hope you’re feeling better now!
    .-= elizabeth´s last blog ..five senses friday: farmers market edition =-.

  • 14 autumnsun // Aug 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

    oh you poor thing. i feel for you.i am so sorry that poison ivy is taking so long to go away. i’ll be praying for you.
    .-= autumnsun´s last blog ..a parade of animals =-.

  • 15 Se'Lah // Aug 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    This poison ivy is really giving you a run for your money, eh? literally.

    Feel better soon.

    lots of love sent your way.
    .-= Se’Lah´s last blog ..Inspirational Monday: talkin’ blues… =-.

  • 16 Ashley // Aug 4, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Adorable dog! I love the shadow picture! I hope you’re feeling better.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..A New Day =-.

  • 17 Box Play // Aug 6, 2009 at 2:19 pm

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