Monday, September 20, 2010

Total Fail

Ok so I have had one of the worst mornings ever.  It was completely scary and now I am exhausted.  This morning started off normal (as normal as anything ever is).  Ava and I came up and I put on the coffee and put on her cartoons.  I got her settled in with a bowl of cereal and her water.  I came to sit and check email and a few minutes into Ava's breakfast I looked over at her and noticed she looked a little red...kind of like when skin gets cold and has goose bumps.  I went over to touch her to see if she needs a blanket and realized something else was going on.  Ava was reacting to something.

First Signs...

I took away her cereal and water and she was pissed.  I gave her a different she has had countless times before and called my Dad to ask if he could bring us some benadryl. 

I thought back to my first aid training and other common sense things about allergic reactions and decided to wait for the benadryl before doing anything else.  She was breathing fine, the rash was not covering her whole body because her belly/back were clear, she was swallowing fine, talking fine, no fever, and her temperament other than being agitated from being itchy was normal.

Here is what she looked like just after taking benadryl.  This was the rash at it's worst point.

Here she is a half hour after taking the medicine.

This is an hour after...

and an hour and a half after.

She is now sleeping and I can finally calm down some.  I am still paranoid to give her much of anything.  The cereal was peanut butter and chocolate puffs that she has had at Nana's plenty of times without reacting.  She has also had peanut butter countless times and been fine.  I talked to a nurse at her pedi's office and they said it could still be a peanut allergy or it could be an odd coincidence.  They gave me everything I need to look for and watch out for until her 2 year appointment at which time we will discuss possible allergy testing.  For now she is OFF peanut anything.

So there went my easy day to catch up on things.  Seeing how busy and hectic things have been lately I am going to come back later and just post some of my favorite photos up to today instead of having to go back and post everything I have.  I just don't have the time and energy to take that task on today and I'd like to move forward and not get any further behind.

So for now I need to go start cooking my lunches for the week but I will be back today with my September favorites.  Then hopefully I can get back on track.  We can consider this post to be todays photos since it is definitely something I will NEVER EVER forget.

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