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So, I saw the dermatologist yesterday and to throw even more fuel into my confused little world, he told me that he doesn’t even think its eczema. Great?!! I thought that we had it narrowed down to something, now it’s not even that. He is of the opinion that I am suffering from an allergic reaction to something since my “eczema” is not symmetrical. Evidently symmetry is a pretty important component of an eczema diagnosis. The way he explained it, if you have eczema on one leg, you should have it on the same place on the other leg. The total lack of symmetry (my left arm and my right shin are broken out) is not typical. He gave me another ointment to try which is stronger and suggested a biopsy in a month to determine if it is in fact allergy based. Then we may try a skin patch test of common allergens on my back for a couple days.
So….long and short, yet another version of what could be wrong, but still no concrete answers.
Today, we experimented and let the goats out to roam. I am happy to say that they were quite content to hang out by us. I must say that they are quite the little leaf vacuums, greedily chomping up all the fallen leaves on the ground. I can’t wait for actual fall so see them really in action.
They are becoming more accustomed to us and we to them. They are very familiar with where the food is located and love to sneak in behind you in the chicken coop to steal some hay from the bale.