Monday, July 7, 2008
Our first ER visit
Our day at the lake started off well enough but just after lunch it went downhill from that when Reese stood on an ant hill. She started screaming and I threw her in the pool to get them off but consequently that is not the best way to do that because those suckers hold on and bite more! She started getting big whelps on her feet and I gave her a half a benedryl. But then she started getting hives everywhere so I gave her the rest and a cool bath. When she started looking really rough and one eye swelled almost shut, everyone insisted we go to the hospital. Buffie and Chris K. ushered us in the car found the hospital, which was 30 minutes away, and took care of everything. We've never had an emergency before so I was pretty much useless and Kane wasn't with us. The ER went okay, they took us pretty quickly and we had our own room, of which there were not many. She got two steroid shots, benedryl and oral steroids too. We ended up being there for three hours so they could monitor her progress and make sure her breathing was okay. She was a trooper and were Buffie and Chris who hung out in the waiting room all day instead of having fun with their families at the lake. I am so thankful for them and I was so impressed by Chris' take charge-ness...AND his lead foot! We got there quickly. Her bites are ichy and festering now and I am trying to give her the oral steroid twice a day but not much gets in...it is beyond yucky. We are headed to the Dr. today to discuss an epi pen or what to do next time. I also hope to sneak in our 18 month appointment while we are there, I am always late on those and it take months to get an appointment!