Well whenever I heard the Wiggles song, Ooey, Ooey, Ooey Allergies or saw the posts in the mommy groups about children with allergies I felt so bad. Your job as a parent is to want to protect your little one. Well we had a normal weekend, the weather was fabulous so we spent a lot of time outside. Me going on the second week of being sick, must say, enjoyed the fresh air and the kid loved it. We played outside and definitely made the most of the last weekend of the summer. Saying all that Monday morning threw me for a complete loop when the kid woke up with a swollen eye, face and blotches on her face. I did what any parent would do if this happened for the first time and took her to the walk in clinic. After quite the wait we saw the doctor who said it was an allergic reaction to something she either ate or touched. Well shes’ almost 2 1/2 that should be easy to find out, I said to him facetiously. So he gave us two prescriptions and we went on our merry way. I wasn’t feeling his diagnosis so I made an appointment with our primary care doctor for later that afternoon. We went to see him and he diagnosed the same thing but said that at her age he wouldn’t recommend any prescription course of treatment. He suggested some Claritin (seriously I had some at home, why didn’t I think of that) and said that it could take 5-7 days to get out of her system. Fingers crossed this was a one time thing because quite honestly it scared me a bit, especially when she went to bed find and woke up like she did.
Allergies are scary, especially when you don’t know what the trigger factor is. Let’s stop complaining about not being able to bring peanut butter to the classroom, or eggs, or whatever the policy is at your school. Let’s remember that our job is to keep all these little people safe.