Fast forward a couple months to today, well the last 10 days really. The plague has been going through the fourth grade, strep, pink eye, fevers, ear infections, flu…one day they were down to 4 kids in class. The teacher, bless her heart, has been on a disinfecting mission – hands, desks all that can be seen.
I picked Lauren up from school today and we headed for the mountains (Grandpa road with us too, but that is a whole nother Oprah.) The entire way up we were in sniffle hell…Hailey had a fever 100.1, sniffles and coughs, Lauren was so sniffly she was driving us nuts and I was asking her to BLOW for god’s sake BLOW.
We arrived and shortly their after I broke out the
Off to bed Lauren went at 8:30 – at 9:15 she comes out of her room in hysterics, “I am itching all over and I can’t stop – something is happening to me – I am panicking.”
Lauren can be quite the drama queen so I calmly tell her let’s get you some lotion I bet your skin is just dry.
She says “NO something is happening to me."
She is breathing fast, panicking and sure enough covered from SHOULDER to TOE with hives, and I mean covered. (one step ahead of me again?)
We calm her down, lotion her up, dress her in one of daddies t-shirts, get her some water, take her pulse, check
We want to give her Benadryl for the hives but are nervous of drug interactions so off to Google I go. Only to soon find out that a severe allergic reaction to
And yes, Lauren is having a severe allergic reaction to
SO now I get to stay awake for 6 hours and watch her for signs of anaphylactic shock, I get to give her Benadryl round the clock till the hives are gone for 12 hours, I get to dump all the drug from hell