A story of a wife, mother, novice runner, avid reader, teacher and wine lover!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ring - (noun) a circular object usually made of a precious metal, sometimes encrusted with jewels.
Worm - (noun) -a small, elongated soft-bodied animal
Ringworm - (noun) something that makes a mother feel guilty because she tries to treat it with clear nail polish instead of taking her daughter immediately to the doctor
Yes, we not only brought home 2 new kitty friends, we also brought home a fungus. Baby Girl noticed a spot on her side, and thought it was from falling off her scooter. Then it just got bigger...and redder...and rounder. Ringworm! Turns out Sophie carried ringworm into the house with her, but apparently it incubates for 2 weeks. And, in those 2 weeks, Baby Girl caught it!
So, I looked on the internet to find out how to treat it - (the internet is great, but very dangerous too!) I saw many comments about treating it with clear nail polish - kind of suffocating it. It didn't seem to work for us, so we made a trip to the doctor. I didn't know this, but ringworm involves no actual worms - thank goodness - it's actually just like athelete's foot. We ended up getting athelete's foot cream to treat it.
At first I was kind of embarassed and felt bad about this, but most of the people I talked to had actually had ringworm at some point in their life!
Now I love my blogging - and of course, I wanted to blog about ringworm. So, I got my camera out and told Baby Girl to lift up her shirt. She looked at me like I had asked her to unscrew her head! Well, Baby Girl made me a deal. She said that I could blog about it if I gave her a dollar for every comment that I got. Now, dear readers, please be generous - but not too generous!