Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

In case you are wondering about the name at the top of this post, it is something Marshall has been battling for about a week now. It is a skin condition that starts out looking like a boil, then rapidly developing into the boil from hell, complete with severe horrible pain. He has a breakout on his right armpit. Looks like there might be a couple more in the works too. He hasn't slept properly for four nights now, and can't even sit normally because he can't put his right arm down at his side. Talk about a hideous thing to have to deal with. From what I have read, this is a recurring, cure-less, so painful it causes depression, debilitating disease. Needless to say, he is upset and not in a good place mentally right now. He was initially diagnosed with shingles, but it wasn't that. I think shingles would have been easier to deal with. I hate watching him in pain and knowing there is nothing I can do to make it go away.

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