Well we've had a pretty uneventful day with the stomach virus....thank goodness. Lydia has spit-up some and those of us who were feeling sick still aren't eating much. The one to watch now is Daddy...he's been walking around complaining of a stomach knot/ache and I think he brought the "bucket" to bed :( So I'm thankful for the quiet day and really hoping for a quiet NIGHT!!!
What we have had problems with today have been allergic reactions. The kids have allergic rash reactions to foods....but we're not sure where these reactions are coming from. There are always going to be accidental exposures, but it always seems that when we're away from home...out-to-eat, visiting family,etc...it happens more frequently...even when we're careful. In many ways it demonstrates how much we've had to change at our home so that it is safe for the kids...EVERYWHERE in the home!
This is what Christopher's face looked like this morning when he woke up. He got a hold of some milk before bedtime, but we're sure we really cleaned him up, so his reaction should have only lasted a few minutes (not all night). After some more thought we decided to rewash his sheets just incase it was the detergent and I gave him some Benadryl, just to get the swelling down.
All day...no problems. Then in the bath, Christopher broke out again...all over his stomach. The wash is what I usually use??? Who knows??
And then Anna went to bed with a rash all over her mouth? Maybe someone kissed her goodnight and had a milk product on their lips???
Allergies always seem to be a mystery to us. Like Brian, he was having really bad allgeric reactions.....runny nose, head cold, miserable. After being tested for every environmental allergy he decided to not eat milk products. NO joke, 2 or 3 days later he was off allergy medication and went for weeks without a reaction. Then he started experimenting and eating one milk product...no reaction, but then the next trial with milk he had to go back to the Benadryl. So he wasn't sure what to think so he got his blood tested for milk and peanut allergies....it came back today NEGATIVE!!!! So what can he be reacting to. OR is it a quanity issue...like he has to have a certian quanity of milk products???
Always a mystery....but I am soo thankful that our reactions have been minor. And that we only allergic to foods that can be easily eliminated :)