Tuesday, July 01, 2008

BandAids Make Everything Better...

...especially if they are Dora bandaids.

Today I brought Kate in for her wart treatment. (Officially, she has Molluscum Contagiosum and if you watch this newstory about it, it might make you sick to your stomach like it did to me.) Anyway, they are warts that have been rapidly spreading down the back of her leg. Excuse me...legs. Today we saw some on her other leg. They are contagious only in children and there is no solid "cure" for this virus.

So, the dermatologist put this ointment on them that is from a blister beetle (yes, a beetle) that will probably get rid of them. They will literally blister up and eventually fall off. They might leave a pox-like scar, but it's the back of her legs, so it won't keep her from looking beautiful from the front. No leg modeling for her, I guess.

The poor girl made her way through two lollipops while lying on her stomach across my lap as the doctor put the ointment on. Then we came home and took a bath to wash it off. They are supposed to start blistering in a day or two. They looked the same as before the treatment when Kate got out of the bath, so I thought it would be a while before they bothered her.

Nope. Twenty minutes later she was scratching at her legs and getting grouchy. Great. So, I took a look, and sure enough, the little warts are starting to blister. Poor thing. All we can do is follow the doctor's orders-neosporin and BandAids.

Thank goodness we just got a new supply of Dora BandAids or I think Kate would be having a hissy fit until next Tuesday. She didn't want me to touch her at all, but once I showed her the Dora bandaids, she immediately calmed down and let me cover the back of her leg with them.

I'll have to take a picture because it is a sight too amusing to let pass by. Kate's chubby little let covered with at least 12 Dora BandAids. But hey...she isn't complaining anymore.


Erin said...

Oh, how terrible! I'm so sorry. But at least Dora can make it better. She has that magic in our house, too.

Rochelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Kate's condition! Yuck! I just hate when something happens to my kids that I have no control over!

We don't have Dora, but the Elmo bandaids make all the difference here. In our case, it's best to keep ouchies hidden. Caitlin gets hysterical when she sees that she has a scratch, never mind how old it is. I rarely dress her in shorts these days!

I hope Kate heals soon! The pox-marks, should she get any, will fade over time. I have two on my face from a childhood secondary staff infection (I got chicken pox soooo bad that I got another infection all together), and you can hardly see them now unless I point them out!