The last 2 weeks Jax has been fighting a gnarly case of impetigo. It started out on his face, and since he has a serious love for sucking his hands, quickly spread ALL over his hands. I had just taken him to the Dr. on Friday for his 9 month check-up. But, by Monday morning, we were back at the doctor for a new issue. How fun. My poor little buddy had to just take some medicine and it would "clear up very quickly" - according to the doctor.
Well, Jax HATED the nasty tasting medicine. So, for about 4 days I had to fight him twice a day to choke down any medicine at all. I was pretty sure that he wasn't getting near the correct dose, and the ever spreading impetigo was proof that I was right. So, after talking to my mom, she saved the day - as mom's usually do. She sent me home with a big 'ol thing of Hershey's syrup. I dumped a bunch into the medicine bottle, and Jax hasn't complained about the medicine since! Ha ha..
I seriously have felt weird taking Jax into public the last 2 weeks. I feel like people are like, "Get that diseased kid out of here. I don't want him passing that stuff around!" But, he's not contagious, just freaky looking. Last weekend we were at a family party and my cousin Bobby grabbed a napkin and started scrubbing Jax's chin because he thought he was roaming around with food all over his face. It was pretty funny when my mom and I broke him the news that it wasn't going to be coming off! Poor little Jax.
Well, 2 weeks later, the impetigo isn't totally gone yet. What was all that "clear up very quickly" business all about? Sadly, the pictures above are actually not the impetigo at its' worst.