Friday, May 8, 2009

Ringworm Around the Rosey

Yeah, that's a picture of Casey's hand. Can you see those little spots? Really? Barely? Yeah, us too! But he has Ringworm and can't go to school!

He's had these spots for a couple of weeks, me applying creams and lotions not sure, maybe wondering about Ringworm, but just trying on my own to extiguish it. He never complained about it, scratched it. It never bled, or oozed.

It's on his right hand, his writing hand, the hand he uses ALL THE TIME. There have been no other cases at school, it hasn't spread, no pandemic as it were.

So, yesterday, his teacher, who I love, calls me from the bus on their way a field trip and starts asking me about the "lesions"....Lesions, geez.......Had I noticed them? Of course, mother's notice everything. Did I consider Ringworm? No, I fibbed, not wanting to look bad. Well, she was certain it was, she had seen many cases. Would he wear a bandage to cover it? No, I answered, I have never been able to get the child to wear one. A glove she had wondered? Sure, if you can find one!

By the end of the day, she called to confirm that 3 other "experts" in Ringworm diagnosis had confirmed her suspicions and he would need to go to the doctor to get the final call. If he had it, he would not be able to come to school tomorrow and not until the "lesions" cleared. Are you kidding me?

We went to the doctor, who literally asked after he did in fact diagnose it as Ringworm, "is that all you came for?". "Yes" I answered in a sarcastic way. He wrote a prescription and we were on our way.

I know, I wouldn't want my child around a kid with Ringworm, if it looked like this:


So, we're off to breakfast with Miss Eileen, and then the day is our's. It's beautiful out too....yes, it is a "lesion".