I haven't been able to do anything today. The itching occupies my mind all the time and I can barely distract myself from it. Those little buggers left so little space in between bites I can't even scratch around them on my right leg. I've tried Tea Tree Oil, Papaw Cream, Ungvita, and today, a hydrocortisone cream but nothing works.
It hasn't all been bad though. There have been a few moments of joy today. I had to tell Aaron not to sit on my legs because it made them itchier. He kept saying "Poor Mama. Ask Papa put cream". He saw Richard trying out the various remedies on my legs yesterday. Sometimes, he'd come up to my leg and give the bites a bit of a caress. It made them worse but it made me smile. A couple of times, he caught me off guard and tried to scratch for me when I have been trying NOT to scratch.
When he did get to be just a little too trying during bed time, I begged him, in a really irritated way, to just go to sleep and leave me to my misery. He got so hurt and said something like "No cuddles also? Big hug?" and put on the most pathetic looking face. How could I refuse? He did try so hard to go to sleep after that and finally fell asleep holding my hand.
And guess what? In the moments that I was holding his hand and watching him fall asleep, I forgot all about my bites. A few moments of relative peace across all the bites. Now they're back :(