Monday, February 27, 2012

Allergic Reaction

Angry looking huh?
If you follow my blog then you all know that Katie was sick with Strep throat last week and went to the ER late one evening. There they prescribed Amoxicillin & by the looks of things bees aren't the only thing she is allergic too!
It began on her legs and a little on her belly and by the next day it had spread to her arms, back, chest and neck.
Today the rash is everywhere and it looks like all the little dots have merged together into one big splotch.
Itchy?

Yes, but I'm giving her Benadryl around the clock so it's not too bad. I'm told it will all begin to fade within the next day or two. 
Until then I just have to explain to anyone that sees her that she doesn't have some contagious disease or something.

14 comments:

Loretta said...

Oh that poor child! It look bad, I know, and feels even worse! The Benadryl is good, but when I have it, I have to visit Doc to get shots. I have the same reactions to bee stings! My face is covered, in my mouth; and my tongue swells! Its horrible! I hope she gets relief soon!

Cheryl said...

Bless her heart! That's really bad, prayers are with her.

Trace4J said...

Praying for your sweetie.
Hugs to Katie!
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Carmen C. said...

Oh no, poor Katie:( I can only imagine how miserable she is, hope the Benadryl helps with the worst of it, Ryan had an allergic reaction when he was little to one of those, can't remember the name now, makes you wonder why they even use them on kids:/

annie said...

The same thing happened to my son when he was young, his eyes swelled shut too. It is miserable but doesn't last too long. It scared me to death when it first happened. Hope she feels better quickly.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Oh ~ Poor Katie ~ My heart goes out to you. I don't like it when kids are sick. All I have to say is play it up ~ you get more popsicles that way!!! Hope your better soon!!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Granny Sue said...

Oh no. What a pain for her. I sure hope it goes away fast.

Steph said...

Thats terrible! I had an allergic reaction just like that a few years ago, but I never figured out what it was from!

Janet said...

Oh, poor dear, :(

Benadryl makes me REAL tired. But I think it is the best thing.

I'll be praying that it goes away soon and that she's not be too uncomfortable.

Hang in there Katie. :)

Take care, Janet W

Buttercup said...

I hope Katie is making a good recovery. Am so sympathetic!

Sharon said...

Poor Katie! A few years back my husband was given penicillin when he was sick and he broke out in a rash like that on his chest, stomach and back. We called the doctor and they said do not take anymore of the medicine and start taking Benadryl. He said he'd never had an allergic reaction to penicillin before. So weird how our bodies can all of a sudden be allergic to something. I will say a prayer for her.

Lise said...

Oh, I feel for Katie and you...not a pleasant thing to go through... I had what's called nickel rash (yep from hubby washing his clothes from working in the mine) it's fustrating...but for Katie going from strep throat to this..ugg..that's not easy...hope she's getting better, sending lots of hugs...

The Coolidges said...

Yikes! Hope she feels better soon!

Nancy M. said...

Oh my goodness! Poor thing! First she was sick and then broke out. It looks like it would itch so bad! Hope she's feeling better!