Sunday night about 11pm Kamryn woke up crying. I tried nursing and rocking her back to sleep but was unsuccessful as she was very fussy and just wouldn’t calm down. I turned on the light in the room thinking she needed to get her diaper changed to find her legs completely covered in hives. My immediate reaction was panic. I stripped her clothing off to examine her body and spotted additional hives on her back and chest. I rushed into the bathroom, filled the tub with water and tried to relax her with a quick bath. I called for assistance from her grandma to watch her as I got myself dressed and the car packed. Off we went to the ER.
At the ER we waited 3 hours. During the course of our visit her hands and face broke out with hives as well. The doctor was unable to confirm what caused the reaction but advised I give her Benadryl every 6 hours for the next two days. Scary isn’t the word.
I’m happy to report that yesterday the hives cleared up 90% with the exception to some redness on her back still. The Benadryl has been a godsend as she and I both got some much needed sleep. Looking back I think something on Saturday triggered the reaction as she was extremely fussy Saturday night, yet I didn’t “physically” see a reason to be alarmed then.
Things happen for a reason, I agree, but I’m struggling with identifying why my baby girl had to experience such an awful event. I was struggling all last week with what to write about in an “Epic” blog post for the commentathon. It’s funny how life always throws those curve balls in the way whenever you try to plan things. Planned events always have a certain amount of expectation. My expectation for the commentathon was to network and gain new followers. After my experience the other night, I stopped getting myself worked up about the commentathon event. I chose to be thankful for the curveball that altered my plan. Sharing her story is “Epic” enough as I’m blessed to still have my daughter here, alive and well. For that I’m forever grateful.
There are 1, 440 minutes in a day. Spend them wisely. Spend them well.
Every minute with my girls will be cherished indeed.
I’m so following up with her pediatrician and maybe a specialist to find some answers.
Any allergy stories to share? Advice?