Sunday, May 10, 2009

Little Scare

Last night we took the kids down to Josh's parents house for a swim. They were having so much fun(Reece is a little water bug just like Griffin, not scared of ANYTHING) and worked up a little appetite. Granna brought out some tortilla chips and some Pepper Jack Cheeze-Its. Peyton and Reece dug into the Cheeze-Its and Griff ate the tortilla chips. A few minutes went by and I noticed a red mark on Peyton's arm. I took and closer look and so did Granna. It kind of looked like a scrape so we decided to just watch it. Not EVEN five minutes went by and his ENTIRE arm was completely red and his chest and stomach were starting to turn red as well! He was having some kind of reaction to something! Granna ran inside and got some Benadryl and I tried my best not to freak my freak. Josh decided to wash him off and I started gathering our things so we could head to the hospital. All I could think about was what was going to happen next and Josh's parents live pretty far out of town. I took a glance at Reece and there was a tiny red mark on her arm. I told my mother-in-law that I hoped it wasn't the same thing......a couple minutes later, you got it, she was red all down her arm, on her face and down her leg. Now I couldn't help but freak...we had no Benadryl for her! My kids have NEVER had an allergic reaction to anything, so this was all new to us. And, of course, the boys went down there in their swim suits so they didn't have any shorts! We hurried by the house, picked them up some shorts and ran to Med-South instead of the ER. You know, because it's faster. HA HA HA. Not last night. We were there for two stinkin hours! Imagine that one.....5 people, tiny room, bored to death, OH and we hadn't had dinner yet because all this started happening at like 6:00! We had decided before the doctor ever came in that it was the Pepper Jack on the Cheeze-Its because that was the only thing that they had never had before. I have since narrowed it down to green or red pepper because Reece LOVES the new Mexican Layer Dip flavored Pringles and they have Jalapeno in them. (I know, it's crazy she eats that) Anywho, once the doc finally came in they gave Reece some Benadryl and gave them both a steroid. Whew...THAT was our Saturday night! Never a dull moment around here, I tell ya! Friday night was exciting too, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow for that one!

I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Mother's Day with my sweet angels!!

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