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Saturday, 11 August 2012

Bite Advice Please and Some News

Hiya Everyone, Hope you all doing ok. Its a gorgeous day here!

Thanks for your kind words yesterday, Hubby took the girls to my sil for a bbq and I stayed here with Niall, thankfully they all seem to be in a better mood today, I was so drained I slept for 12 hours last night, I usually cope so I was angry with myself I let it get on top of me, I guess I am only human.

I am just waiting for NHS to ring me back, those bites on my leg are like nothing I have ever seen, they are huge I would guess maybe 3cm round, blotchy, and swollen, I have 5 around my knee, one is right on the bend and driving me insane, and another 2 on my inside thigh, they seem to have gone like a grey purpley colour, I dont want to go to A&E but I am getting a little concerned now as they hurt and the colour is rotten, my leg feels tight too, but dont know if thats because there are so many so close to each other :( I have visions of some sort of blood posioning and infection, etc etc if I dont treat it in time, it might just have been a nasty bug that bit me that I havent experienced before, if anyone has any advice I would be grateful.

***UPDATED***
I have spoken to NHS and been to see the Chemist Man, they think it could be an allergic reaction to the bite and that its not pussing so it should be ok, and I am treating it with cream and tabs now, fingers crossed it starts to come down now, Several of you have said I might need anti'b's I am still unsure and willing to give these tabs and cream a go first, I dont usually blog things like this, but there is always someone out there in my bloggy friends who "knows" so it was worth it for that alone, sorry if you dissaprove x


Todays card uses a gorgeous Mayzyart Image I love these!
 This girlie fits me just now, feeling sorry for meself and still shaking off the last of this cold. I coloured her with markers, the papers from me stash, and the sentiment is SU.
 I was trying to experiment around her eyes to give her the sick look, I know I added purple but not sure on the rest of the colours, I like how it looked though

On to my News
Happy News that is!!!
Danni decided to re-open the Flutterby Challenge


 Whoo
I only caught the challenge just before it ended last time and I loved it, I was delighted to see it coming back and know I need to use more fairies in my crafting, so I applied for the new DT
and am delighted to have been given a chance :)
Thankyou so much
Do check out all my new teamies :)
and
DO JOIN US ON AUGUST 15TH for the LAUNCH of the Flutterby Challenge


Thanks for Stopping By Today
Have A GREAT Saturday
Joey
x x x

15 comments:

Jacqui P said...

Have you tried taking anti-histamines, but must be honest don't like the sound of those bites!! hopefully NHS will ring soon! Gorgeous card though! she looks sick as a dog blesss!!
hugs
Jacqui x

Vicky said...

Hi hun...it sound like you have an infection and I would advice to go to the hospital because you probably need some antibiotics...these critters are just plain nasty so don't feel silly going to A&E..better to be safe then sorry and they probably give you some antihistamines too..and blw gorgeous card as always...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Mette said...

Hey Joey.
They look very similar to 4 I had on my arm (they are still there). Started off small and got bigger, very red (angry) with a white/yellow'ish ring on the outside, they were raised too and really, really painful. Take a look at this post http://danishstamper.blogspot.co.uk/search?updated-max=2012-07-27T14:00:00%2B01:00&max-results=10

My "bites" are just red spots now, skin is peeling but I still get tiny new spots on the outside of the Big spots and they are painful. My GP thought it was Erythema Multiform but she's still not sure what is is as there is no sting mark. Have had them for 4 weeks now. Sorry I am rambling

Hugs, Mette

Marlene Atkinson said...

I agrre with Vicky, the best thing thing to do is go to A&E, they will probably be able to help you rather than waiting to see your GP. Hope they are better soon.

Gorgeous card, she looks as sick as you must feel. Marlene

sue - bearhouse said...

Glad you got the bites sorted, I hope the cream works, looks nasty.
Your card is fabulous, great image and beautifully coloured.
Congrats on the new DT place, sounds like a great challenge.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Craftdee said...

Hi Joey, your card is so appropriate... hope you get well soon! Your bites look so much like the way I reacted to mosquito bites when I first came to Australia.. I don't react like that now (thank goodness) but one of my sons still gets a reaction... and he was born here! Antihistamines will take the edge off, and we dab them with vinegar or methylated spirits - or good ol' calamine :--) Keeping them cool helps too. I know how maddening they can be... we got sandfly bites in New Zealand that were TINY and had me sobbing! Keep your chin up, Donna xx

Vicky said...

Totally fabbylicious card hunni. So sorry youve had a cack time & I really hope those bites get better they look terrible shug. Hope the tabs & cream work but if not hun go to the hospital.......altho I'm like you so I'm in no position to talk lol. I will keep my fingers crossed tho that they get better real soon.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw poor you, they look really nasty. You sound as if you have been under the weather. Great card and good news on the challenge coming bck. Congrats on the DT. Take care and if they don't get ny better soon get yourself to a doctor. Xx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Joey, those bites look so very sore hun. Hope you have managed to get something sorted. Love your fab card, amazing colouring as always.

Donna x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Joey.

Hugs Riet.xx

MagsB said...

Oh dear, poor you if you feel anything like this poor lamb on your card! *hugs*

It's great news about Flutterby, and even better news about the DT! Congratulations!

love Mags B x

coops said...

aw hun those bites look really sore, i hope you got something for them and love your card,great image and papers and stunning colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Another fabulously coloured image. You have managed to make this girl look very poorly and yet still super cute! Hugs, Lesley

Molecraft said...

Hope those nasty bites are getting better now Joey, love your card she looks proper poorly!
Helen x

Elizabeth said...

They look like they could be bites from a spider. I couldn't tell you what kind of spider but you may want to have an exterminator come to your home. Also when outside in woodsy or tall grass areas wear a good insect repellent.