Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Itchy! Itchy! Itchy!

I had developed a rash this past week that drove me insane from all the itchiness!  It is crazy itchy!  I was itchy constantly.  I have no will power when it comes to scratching and itch relief.  It would feel so good to scratch!  Ben got sick of watching me scratch when he finally made me call my doctor.  
I do not like being that crazy lady that flips out at every little change and calls the doctor.  I felt fine/normal first trimester fine.  My mother’s intuition felt fine.  Until Ben worried me by making me call the doctor.  Then Dr. Google and I found every rash that possible cause a miscarriage.   I was nervous.  I think it made my nauseated state worse.
At my doctor’s appointment today, the nurse couldn’t find the baby’s heartbeat.  That freaked me out a little.  Eventually, she said she heard it and the heartbeat was 163.  I never heard it.  She said it was very faint.  Then before she left she gave me a card with my blood type and other information she said in case I ever need to go to the ER.  What?  Lady!  First, I never heard this faint heartbeat!  Then you give me an ‘in case’ I go to the ER card!  Thanks!
Then I was left in the room to ponder this while I wait for the doctor.  I decided that she would not have legally  been able to tell me there was a heartbeat unless she really heard it.  I calmed down some.  Then when the doctor finally came in he did not seem concern by it.  I feel fine now. 
Back to the itchiness!  With one look of my rash the doctor said it was poison ivy!  What?  I haven’t been hiking nor doing anything besides sitting on the couch the last few weeks.  How the heck could I have gotten poison ivy?  The doctor prescribed some meds and off I went.
When I called Ben, he just started laughing.  We decided I either got it from contact with his cloths doing the laundry or the dogs have gotten into and then cuddle me!
I am happy to say that the baby and I are doing fine but I did feel silly going to the doctors all concerned about a poison ivy rash!  All is good and that is what I am focusing on that and doing my best not to scratch!


  1. How random!! I bet it was one of your dogs. It's amazing the stuff they can bring in from outside. Hope you feel better soon!

    1. That is what we are thinking too! Some of property is wooded so I am sure it has poison ivy in it! Thanks!

  2. Once I went to the E R for poison ivy!! I thought it was a spider bite. Oops :)

  3. So happy that the baby is perfectly fine...what an AWFUL nurse!

  4. No harm in checking... hope you feel better soon xoxo