Thursday, April 21, 2005

Poison Ivy

Ernie's got it. He's got it bad.

Two or three weekends ago Ernie decided to burn some of the brush along the creek. Ever since then his forearms have been covered in what we assume is some type of poison ivy. It itches.

We now have 6 or 7 different remedies sitting on our bathroom sink. None of which have helped in the least. One "wash" cost $35 at the local pharmacy. Rip-off. I think it is called something like Zanfell, or something like that. He also got Benadryl ointment (never saw that before) and some other ointment from the pharmacist with a name I can't pronounce. Nothing has relieved his agony.

He just called me to let me know he made an appointment with his old family doctor in PA for tomorrow morning. We are hoping that the country doctor will know how to cure a country ailment. Ernie just hasn't been himself since the rash appeared. The unrelenting itch makes him ornery to say the least.

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