Wednesday, April 23, 2008

50 minutes

It's not secret that Moe has a dislike for bugs. First the ladybugs, then the ants and now any bug she sees. And now Husband and I are starting to think she's onto something.

Last night, Moe and I spent a rather quick 50 minutes in the emergency room. The cause? An allergic reaction to a bug bite. We could see a small insect bite like spot in the center, but half of her face was swollen and red. Even after two doses of Benadryl, the swelling would not go down. So we checked into the ER at 8:30 pm, seen the doctor, got a dose of Prelone and were out the door by 9:20 pm (the time things significant if you've ever waited at our ER, your usually treated to a minimum of a 4 hour visit!).

This morning, her face was less swollen, but her eye is still 3/4 closed. We picked up her prescription (bubble gum flavor made especially for her -I never knew that you could have them flavored!) and also a can of DEET-free insect repellent. Since we spend alot of times outside, I'd rather not use the heavy stuff on her everyday! Note to self: order some Skin So Soft from Avon. This afternoon, we go back to her doctor for a re-check. Hopefully in the next few days with the Prelone and Benadryl, she'll be back to normal.

Now, all of the girls have had a visit to the ER. Let's hope we don't have to go again anytime soon!

Let's hope this doesn't happen again!

I don't normally take the kids to the ER for an insect bite, but this was bad.

1 comment:

Alex Elliot said...

I hope she feels better soon! Did the doctor have any idea what type of bug bit her? That must have been scary for all of you.