Saturday, March 10, 2012
I hate hives!
On Thursday, we picked up Connor at daycare and I rushed him to emergency. His eye was swollen shut and he had red welts all over his body. We quickly discovered it was hives and he was given some Benadryl and a steroid. Things improved and I expected them to keep improving but no such luck. If we go for more than 4 hours without more Benadryl, the hives are back in full force...not good considering we can only give it to him every 6 hours. (He is also taking other medication as well.)
As a concerned Mom, I took him back to the hospital last night and found out this case of hives could last several more days. Poor little guy! He's all drugged up and the hives just keep coming back...they are adventurous things as they pop up all over his body and seem to move around. Apparently this is normal...I have no clue as it's the first time I've really seen them up close. I just want his body to get back to normal and hope this doesn't become a regular occurrence.
On the upside, we had awesome experiences with the nurses and doctors at Regina General and I wanted to give them a shout out for the amazing work they do especially with three year olds. They were patient and helpful and did not trivialize my concerns at any time. I am happy to be holding an auction on my blog to help support the NICU at the very same hospital...not the same department by any means but a service well worth supporting as a whole.
I'd love to hear some hives stories or experiences if you'd had any you could share! I want to know how long it took to go away and if it was a one-time occurrence or became frequent. Also, did you ever find out why they occurred?
Posted by Trudy at 9:23 PM