Today there is still dense cloud cover and it is very cool, in fact it is quite cold definitely October weather not summer weather appropriate for July.
We have had to start a new routine which will last for five days; Richie apparently has some bacteria which is resistant to antibiotics.
So we have to use a special lotion for hair and body which has to stay on for 3 minutes before showering off.
After the shower we both have to have some cream put into our nostrils, and Richie has to take antibiotics specifically for these bacteria as well as apply cream.
This helps explain why Richie’s skin kept getting one after the other of this horrible reaction, it damages the skin on his hands and feet.
No wonder that it kept coming back; Richie has had this recurring problem for the last four years, but never so often as this year.
When it starts affecting his hands everything Richie does is painful and seeing as he has to look after me, it means constant use of his hands.
Hoisting me out of bed, removing clothes showering me and drying, manicures and pedicures plus plucking my facial hair.
As well as constantly having to adjust my position both in the shower chair and in bed.
Not pleasant sight having to witness Richie's discomfort when he has to carry out these tasks, which have to be done day and night.
The lotion for hair and body is not the nicest fragrance but that is a minor inconvenience compared to the pain and discomfort Richie has had to put up with.
We are both hopeful that this course of treatment will finally be the solution for Richie seemingly never ending skin problems; it would be excellent if that were the case.