Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Note to self:

Next time I am at the mall, I will not purchase sheets from a kiosk.

Those sheets may be 600 thread count, but those must be seriously small threads! Those things are alike sleeping on smooth, opaque sheer curtains! Umm, very thin. They are smooth, but they are just so flimsy. The pillows keep slipping out of the pillowcases, and even thought the sheets are seriously thin, somehow they are too hot. It says something about microfiber threads on the package, which would explain it. I think I just like a little more oomph to my bedding, and had expected something with a little more quality. Darn.

Good news though. I called Mom Willford, who is awesome, and she'll try popping my camera in the mail today. YAY! There was the most gorgeous sunset the other day, and I was kicking myself for not having the camera!

And I was kicking myself yesterday when Mark had huge fish-face lips. He had a reaction to something - don't have the slightest clue what - and had a massive case of hives. Not just any hives, enormous ones that look like 50 mosquito bites crowded in together. From head to toe, hands and feet swollen, huge lips. Very itchy. He went in Monday night to the ER, and was sent home with Claritin and Zantac. He hadn't shown them all the hives, the worst ones were covered by his "clothing", so they didn't know how bad it really was. I made him go back last night when his lips and cheeks started to swell... for something a little stronger. And I threatened that if he wasn't assertive in asking for good stuff, I'd make him go again this morning and that this time I would be going too.

He came home with Prednisone. A pretty hefty steroid. He took a good dose last night and this morning almost all the hives were gone. His hands were still swollen, but they looked better. And his lips were still quite puffy. But better!

And now, I am off to call Tricare, because they sent the payment to me that I have to send to Nathan's doctor. They wrote the check out to Nathan William. Great.... They keep sending things, claims and such, with that name on it and I didn't really care as long as everything got paid. But, I can't exactly deposit this check, now can I?


Nicia said...

Oh man, that's a bummer your hubby got an allergic reaction to something! I had the same thing happen to me when we went to some Ti (sp?) place. Oh my gosh, it was horrible! I looked like Hitch, from the movie. One eye was seriously swollen and on side of my lip was way swollen. Glad you got the ER and had it taken care of.

Melinda said...

Can't think of prednisone without making a sour face, cringing or scowling (one or all three). I mean, it works, but I HATED the side effects of being on it! Hope he doesn't have to be on it long. What a frustration, though, not knowing WHAT caused it.

Good luck getting that fixed check, and your camera, too!

Stephanie said...

Boy, sounds like so much fun! Too bad about those sheets, that's a real bummer.

Kathy said...

That's too bad about the sheets - can you take them back? I'm sorry about Mark's reaction - glad you kept on him till he got some help.

CissaLynn said...

Aww! Sorry to hear about Mark's allergic reaction! I had that happen once (had giant fish lips). lol!! I never did find out what caused it and it has never happened since (knock on wood)! Hope Mark is feeling better!
Have a good weekend!!!

Rachel H. said...

STINKY about the sheets!! It's true though, not all 600 thread count sheets are created equally! :) I would look into returning them for sure!