Thursday, March 19, 2009

Never Dull

It's been a while since my last post. I'm back in blog land now. I've been concentrating all my efforts on my novel. Hopefully people will be willing to read again.

CJ woke up yesterday morning w/ a red rash & whelps on his stomach, thighs & arm pits. And sporadic whelps on his shins. He’d up & down 4 or so times the night before night crying. Guess that was why. When I'd given him a bath the night before he was fine. After the discovery he was covered with the rash we sat on the couch a while then he got down started playing- acted like nothing was wrong. He wasn’t running a fever. I talked to the nurse at his dr’s office & they still wanted to see him. They can't identify a whelpy rash over the phone. And he'd been on amoxicillin the week prior for ear infection and pneumonia. So off we went. From his behavior in the exam room you wouldnt have thought anything was wrong with him. He climbed all over the furture like he had a tail hanging off his behind. Fell off a chair once- didnt deter him. Luckily they were very slow & we got right in. It’s hives. I spent a co-pay on hives. We don’t know what caused them. We may never know. She didn’t want to say it was the amoxicillin because he’s been off it since Fri. but if it happens after the next time he has it then we know (nice). My mom also gave him a nutty buddy the day before and he’d never had one before. One of those peanut butter wafer cookies from Little Debbie. It may be a peanut allergy or she said those pre-packaged manufactured items have a million ingredients in them we can’t pronounce- it could have been any one of them. She recommended not giving him a nutty buddy again (fine by me I didn’t like she gave it to him to begin w.) also if we want to give him peanut butter give him just a tiny bit on his tongue and wait a day. If he is going to react to it that would be all it would take but don’t overload his system w/ a sandwich until we verify whether or not peanut butters the culprit. Great- my son the guinea pig. She said if they start to bother him we can give him Benedryl. But it wont cure him any faster. The creepy thing is she said that the hives will go down and reappear on another part of the body! But atleast for the copay she did check his ears & lungs and pronounced all good there.

And then she told me something that probably wont get me in the motherhood hall of fame anytime soon. I'd forgotten his 18 month checkup!

Today the hives looked much better. But it looks like he will need medication for seasonal allergies. Mom said he ran around all day yesterday rubbing his eyes and yelling, "eyes itch."

1 comment:

Michele said...

Hives suck. A few years ago, I had a case of them after they cleaned out the ducts at the library. I was home for a week and had the pleasant task of visiting an immunologist. Always fun. Hope little C is feeling brand spanking new soon!