Friday, April 23, 2010

Hives it is...or should I say "was".

After the many comments & talking to the nurse, the conclusion is that Ian had an allergic reaction to something he likely ingested. Now, what that 'something' is, we may never know. I have narrowed it down to 2 possible things, 1) bad deli turkey slices, or 2) hackberry tree berry.

I'm not even sure about the latter of the 2 but if we were outside & he found one, it may be that he ate it. I read up on them & they don't seem to be poisonous. The nurse believes we may never know for sure.

The good? The Benadryl cleared it up so quickly that the nurse said it was a mild reaction. Um. Did you see the pics? That doesn't look mild to me but then again, I've never experienced an allergic reaction to ANYTHING. Never seen hives. Didn't know what was happening yesterday when I saw his leg & butt cheeks. All I know is that I called my mom & told her I didn't think I had the stomach to be a mommy anymore.

That's how upsetting it was to me. Fear of the unknown. Especially w/ Ian. I am glad to report, I have owned my mommy-ness & do think I am good one, albeit a bit skittish at times.

Thank you all for your comments!


*Melissa* said...

you are a great mama! Glad he's ok!

Heather said...

I break out in hives on a somewhat regular basis (about once a year), and have since I was a kid. It usually starts on my legs (typically my thighs) and goes up. All we know is that it usually happens after I've been outside. In over 30 years, we've never been able to determine what actually causes it. Like Ian, benedryl usually takes care of mine (except for once about 5 years ago when I had to go to the allergist and get a shot). I'll never forget the look on my husband's face the first time it happened around him -- he called my mom to ask what to do! Anyway, I just wanted to say that maybe it's nothing too major or will even happen frequently. Good luck!