Monday, May 4, 2009

Allergies

We went to our stakes adult conference Saturday night, it was really nice and I really enjoyed spending the time with Jeff. Our kids were watched by a friend, and they had a blast as well. When we picked them up we even got to see their new kittens and hold them. I fell in love with this little grey one, and Ehre thought they were cool too. Ben had one fall asleep on his tummy for a few minutes but didn't really like that idea.



It was late so within 10 minutes of picking up the kids we were at home saying bedtime prayers. After Ben's I noticed a scratch on his arm, with some bumps, my brain said to take a peek at his chest......this is what I found....



SPOTS! No Joke, and they just kept on getting worse. Our neighbors helped us out by letting Ehre sleep on their couch so that we could run Ben to the ER. I wasn't sure if this was the cat, or the amoxacillin he's been on for an ear infection, or Chickenpox(apparently that's almost eradicated), Mumps, Measles, or Scarlett fever....




He tried so hard to be happy, but it was really difficult!


The Er Dr. quickly got him some steroids and Benedryl. Then they watched him for a while. Poor kid right before the medicine you could tell he was hurting, his chest, and under his arms were itching and really red and he was getting frustrated.

After the medicine we sang songs for a while, he had his 3 favorite: ABC, Twinkle Twinkle, and Jesus Wants me for a Sunbeam. Jeff tried to study for finals, I didn't. Then Ben fell asleep. Two days out and he still has spots, but they are faint. Medicine and Steroids till they are completely gone. Then I need to make some more Dr. Appointments and run allergy tests. Fun huh! Well lets just hope that finals fly by and nothing else happens in the mean time. :)




All our Love,
Ann
PS. Note on Ehre, she is definitely her fathers daughter, she now sings lots and lots of songs, keeps the tune and makes up new words about what she sees going on! Jeff thinks she's amazing, I think that pretty soon we may go by the "Maas Von-Trap Family" Singers . :)








6 comments:

The Holdaway's said...

Poor guy - that's no fun at all, for anybody.

Amy said...

Oh, good luck Ben. Hope you're feeling better.
Good Luck with finals.

Amy said...

Ann! Poor kid. Let me know what you guys find out. He's a trooper if he could still smile through all that. Good luck.

Danielle said...

so sad! i hate when the little ones get sick! yuck.. hope finals go good.. Miss you guys..

Julia & Aaron said...

Poor Ben! When Eldon was about 9 months he got hives from the penicillin in his Augmentin. We went through the same routine. The doctors wouldn't really do anything though until his eye started swelling shut and we went to the ER. Uckkk, poor Ben. Take care! I hope finals go well! Let me know if you need anything!

Michele Larkin said...

Alex had an allergic reaction to amoxicillian a year ago. He can't have any penicillian products because. His rash was on his arms and his legs, though, and hardly any spots on his chest. His trash showed up two days after he started taking the medicine. I took him to the doctor and they said it was the medicine. I think it's more likely that Ben is allergic to the cat.