I don't zinc so!

First off, E. is still crusty and uncomfortable. I've been scrubbing his face and applying the topical antibiotic twice a day, which is very unpleasant for both him and me. Yesterday I thought it might be improving a little, but today it's still pretty bad. Last night he kept waking up every few hours, writhing in discomfort. I'm going to take him the to pediatrician again tomorrow. Before they said that they would want to run a blood test for a zinc deficiency if it's lasted a week which, barring a miracle, it looks like it will. If they can't figure it out, I just snagged an appointment with the only pediatric dermatologist in the region for the 28th. Having the appointment is reassuring because if tomorrow the pediatrician isn't sure what it is, the dermatologist most likely figure it out. And if it goes away before the 28th, then I can cancel my appointment with no charge. So today I'm feeling less discouraged. We'll see what the doctor says tomorrow. I want to thank everyone for their support - I really appreciate it!

Speaking of support, my boss is very understanding and has been great. She has two little kids, I think about 7 and 5, and her husband just got sent back to Iraq for another year-long tour of duty. I don't know how she does it. She's been very helpful and reassuring about any new-mom worries I have. Anyway, last week I was getting pretty overwhelmed by work (and E.'s condition) and then she wanted me to make a new project my top priority even though I was pretty busy with my monthly reports. It just totally overwhelmed me. I ended up talking to her about it on Thursday and she apologized for dumping too much on me when I was already busy with my reports. And then on Friday, these were delivered with a lovely note.

How sweet is that?

Tonight's the last day of woodworking class and if all goes well, I'm going to be bringing the armoire home tonight. I first have to get it lacquered during class, though. Keep your fingers crossed for me. Pictures to follow!

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