The stopping of the two medications did not help. The rash has spread and spread and is much more intense. Sleep for him last night was scarce. Phoned the on-call doc this morning, who said that the timing was right for a reaction -- if there was to be one -- to the Plavix to show up, and he believes this is what we're dealing with. Stopped the Plavix and prescribed a replacement for it. Also prescribed steroids to deal with the rash. Got me to wondering why yesterday's on-call doc didn't do that -- he has been so miserable.
The visit last night with Bob and Sherry was therapeutic. They came bearing gifts of wine, angel cake, and fabric (is this woman a friend, or what?) and laughed and told stories and dined until nearly ten o'clock. A big night for us! Took Joe's mind off the rash. I made a Heart Association entree of pork and it was delicious.
He's sleeping now.
I'm more anxious than I want him to know. I believe it is time to go downstairs and sew for a spell.
This picture is Himself in Samos, Greece, last July. Another happy day.