That Time My Entire Body Was Covered In A Rash

My life. Plus my super sexy rash. #nonstresstestIts funny that as I sat down to write a super bitchy post about how my life sucks I received two unexpected visits from two unexpected visitors that totally brightened my day. Damn you friends and family for being so damn sweet and not allowing me to sit here and wallow in self pity and anger!

But seriously, things have been less than steller this week.

Baby is fine, I am fine (I guess technically) but I’m kind of going crazy.

Sunday night my night nurse noticed a small rash forming on my belly. I had not noticed it before as it was quite small and did not itch or anything. I woke up the next morning to notice a similar sort of rash on my face. Ummm, this is not good. I pointed it out to my nurse who informed me that my doctor would be in shortly to take a look.

Doc said it looked like an allergic reaction so she prescribed me some benadryl. I took it but it didn’t really do anything. At the same time, I wasn’t really having any irritated symptoms so I’m not really sure what it was supposed to do. I took another pill in the middle of the night which made me totally loopy and I could not sleep. Bad idea.

The rash on my belly got progressively worse and the benadryl didn’t seem to be doing anything. Another nurse came to look at me and said that the rash looked more like a pregnancy related rash call PUPPPs. Either way, this rash was getting bigger, angrier and more itchy.

The Doc came in again to see me and said no it was definitely an allergic reaction and suggested I get a new set of PJs, sheets and blankets. Nothing about my diet or surroundings had changed in the past two weeks so I wasn’t sure what I could possibly be allergic to, but I did as I was told.

Anyways, things got progressively worse. Everyone who came to take a look said it was either PUPPPs or an allergic reaction. Either way I didn’t care, I just wanted it to go AWAY!

Finally I was prescribed some Hydro-cortisone cream that I could apply on my body but not on my face. The rash, by this point, had spread from my knees all the way up to my neck and down my arms. To say it was annoying would be an understatement.

I’m on day two of cream application and it does offer me relief, but it leaves my skin super sensitive so if anything even gently brushes against my skin, even through my clothes, I am sent into a fit of tickles and itches. So weird.

As for my face, it looks better than it did, but it feels like its super sun burnt; raw and itchy. Thankfully the Aloe Vera fairies came by last night and dropped me off an assortment of lotions to sooth my skin. It feels so much better already.

Other than that, things have been pretty uneventful, other than all the wonderful people who have dropped by to say Hello. I am starting to go a bit stir crazy and am finally sick of the hospital food. Only took me 2 1/2 weeks. That and the heat has started to come on at night and instead of it making a constant noise it comes on in waves making it sound like a super dramatic wind storm is taking place outside. Its unbelievably loud and means I have not slept at all in two days. Frick.

But anyways. I am 32 weeks today, so 2 weeks to go. Selfishly I just want to have this kid already so I can get the hell out of here, but I know the longer I hold on the better it will be.

Lets hope I don’t totally lose my mind by then…

5 thoughts on “That Time My Entire Body Was Covered In A Rash

  1. I had PUPPs. It sucks. I’m sorry. Hang in there. The next 2 weeks will seem long but once the baby is born time is going to just fly right by.

  2. You probably don’t want to hear this but this will all be in a distant memory when your baby comes and you start this new journey in life. In the meantime, hang on, each week the baby stays there the better for you and the baby! Take care, you are a warrior of strength!

  3. Danielle,

    You are an amazingly strong lady. I am just under 29 weeks and find that the “average” pregnancy is difficult enough! You are going to be such a wonderful Mom and it will all be worth it.