Or…Why You Should Totally Be Following Me On Twitter
So. It started the first morning of vacation with this tweet, “Nothing like having to google walk-in clinics in the first morning o vacation bc your child is covered in hives!” And it continued with me and my lack of internet pleading with Twitter to help me find a walk-in clinic near our beach house that was open on Sundays. We finally found one and hit the road for the 30 minute drive. AndyZ was covered head to toe in large red welts. I had LilZ start Googling on my iPhone once we made it into civilization and the first thing he found was someone discussing how sand triggers their child’s eczema to flare up.
Wait. AndyZ has eczema!
We opted NOT to make the drive just to wait in a clinic for a few hours and we let Google confirm our self-diagnosis (There were pictures!) and our treatment. We stopped by Wal-Mart for steroid cream. We came back to the beach house and coated AndyZ with it…keeping him away from the sand for the day. Rash was gone by the end of the night. And even after several days in the sand the rash/eczema never returned.
Who in the hell knows what that was all about. Either way…Doctor Google and Twitter saved our vacation. Or at least a few dollars in gas.