Y'all want to see something crazy?
Yep, that is a hair, grown into Jonah's skin, causing a little mini blister around the site.
If he gets a hair under his bandages (his, mine, the kitty's), it literally grows into his skin OVERNIGHT. Isn't that weird? I guess, because his skin is always regenerating and healing it just grows over the hair? I don't know. I mean, I'd understand if there was an open wound there, but that was completely intact skin. So weird! When I mentioned it to his dermatologist, he'd never heard of that. Anyway, any day he has one of these (sometimes on an arm or leg), often two or three times a week, I have to take tweezers, break the skin, and get it out, just like you would for a splinter. His skin breaks away really easily though, so it's not as hard as getting a splinter out. Most of the time, the hair won't cause a blister. Skin just encases it. Either way, I get them out because I'm afraid it will cause an infection. I don't really know. It's all a guessing game.
unplugged partially unwrapped.
"Helping" me get ready for an Anton Fundraiser.
Matt was weirdly proud of this photo. I just don't get boys. (Don't let this photo scar you and keep you from buying that green shirt though. :) )
Anton's fundraising page is now up with a beautiful header, thanks to my brother. Check it out! Starting tomorrow I'll be putting up fundraising opportunities. I'm not going to post them all at once, but keep checking back. There will hopefully be all sorts of fun ways to help. But you can always donate through his Reece's Rainbow Page if you want to keep it simple. :) I can dig it.
And y'all, I don't know if you've realized this, seeing how January lasted two seconds, but Jonah's EB Auction starts in 16 days! Katie posted the details on the Auction Blog. All proceeds go to DebRA. I'm getting so EXCITED! We raised $9,000 last year to help families and fund research. I'm so pumped to see what God has in store for us this year. Katie will start teasing us with sneak peeks on the Auction Facebook Page very soon. Don't miss out. There's nothing like 16 days of coveting and scheming to get the bidding blood a flowin'.