Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sticky sees an ER

UPDATE: Baby was fine the next morning and all was right with the world.

"It's only 7:30, maybe you should take him to the ER?" Truer words were never spoken, but I would have not thought of them on my own.

When my dad almost cut off the tip of his finger while working with sheet metal, his answer was,"Meh, it's only a scrape. Super Glue will hold it on just fine." We just never went to the ER. Maybe my family only got hurt or sick during regular business hours?

Thank goodness Ciara was there with some common sense. Sticky had an allergic reaction to penicillin Monday but it didn't look too terrible on Monday when I took him to the Pediatrician. By last night at 6:30 he was a hot mess. Literally. His fever was 102.4, his legs and armpits were fire engine red. So were his ears and they were starting to swell like cauliflower. And his little hands, oh, those little hands. Swollen and red with hives. Alan said it was was so sad that even his itchers iched.

They gave him oral steroids and lots and lots of Benadryl. By 10pm he was home and sleeping like an angel.
This was about 2 hours after the steroids started working.


Brightfield Farm said...

Geeeez. And they branded him with elmo, too! So why was he on the penicilin pennicillian, penna. um...why was he taking medicine?

And on top of everything else. I think you need to get away. I wish I was there to just be there with you while you go through all of this stuff.

Brightfield Farm said...

Poor little guy :(