- go out it middle of the night to pee and come back in with muddy wet paws (frequently)
- go out in the middle of the night and dig up a week old rawhide and bring back to bed (once a month)
- snore like a drunken sailor
- push your spouse
- roll over with all the covers and leave you with a corner of the sheet
BUT the creme de la creme is when your dog frolics in poison oak without telling you and dives in the bed and rolls around a few times and falls asleep with her poison oakey head on the pillow. (this is all a presumption I must say)
And you fall into bed, sick with sinus infection banged up from racing and fall asleep.
Tuesday night at the theater (yes I go to the theater
Poison Oak feels like 1000's of red ants marching on your skin and taking tiny bites. Seriously. I stumbled in the bathroom and could literally see it creeping out. 2 benadryl and an antihistamine and I went to sleep
By 4pm I was crawling out of my skin. Giant shot of steroids and some drugs for my sinus's. I was armed for a good night. Not so much by 11pm I was scratching ....so much so that I remembered the magic pills that finally helped Zen with his itchy scratchy skin. Dosage said 3 per day, he was 70 lbs, okay I'll take 4 to error on the safe side. Seemed rational at 11pm.... Luckily the pills are a human drug and I was itch free for a few hours.
So here we are on Friday and it is NOT gone. I have more drugs, have used Zanfel , which helped tremendously. But I warn you it is $42 a tube, so expensive they have it in the glass case. But if you are itching like I am you would pay $500 and punch a person if they took the last tube. Seems Poison Oak loves me so much it is now systemic, in my blood, so it can come out again Seriously. I have been to this rodeo.... it will pass but really ?
The Dr says..."if you thoroughly wash with a washcloth or exfoliating scrub when you get in the PO you can avoid this" NO kidding genius but I DID not know I was crawling into a poison oak nest.
I will also say that it seems 1/2 bottle of wine also helps..... I know, I know.... come Monday it will be all right (that is a song you know) But really next week- back in training mode- Pelligrino it is but for now.... William Hill Chardonnay + antihistamine + Zen's pills. Go ahead judge.....
PS no pictures.... becase they are grosser than my blister and rub spot in my last post.