Nothing is ever easy! Having said that, the doctor’s office called shortly before noon today to tell us that Michelle’s bloodwork came back okay. That means that she has no inflammation or infection in her body, so the rash is probably the result of an allergic reaction. Phew! That was what we were hoping for.
The nurse who called went on to explain that the doctor wanted to put Michelle on a presciption of prednisone, a steroid. Mark talked to the nurse for awhile, then said he would call back shortly, after talking to Michelle about it. Michelle decided that although the thought of taking meds wasn’t fun, getting rid of the rash as soon as possible would be beneficial. (She has basically spent yet another day lounging about, saying that the more she rests, the less the itching and soreness.)
Mark tried to call the doctor’s office right back, but they had all gone to lunch! We waited and shortly after one, Mark called to talk to the nurse regarding where we wanted the prescription sent in. The nurse was busy, so Mark had to wait for herto call back again. Finally, at about 3:30, Mark called WalMart to verify they had received the presription. They had just gotten it and would need about an hour to process it.
Mark and I went and picked the prescription up and then we did a little looking around at WalMart. We finally got back home shortly after seven, and Michelle began her first dose. That was two and ne-half hours ago, and she said she is already feeling the swelling in her fingers going down!