Tuesday, July 07, 2009

What do an 18 Month Photo Shoot & A Visit to Urgent Care have in Common?


The day before we left for vacation we had Emme's 18 month photo shoot with Krista at www.kristaroderphotography.com (PLUG PLUG PLUG!!! She's the best!) if you want a sneak peek of Emily's photos - go to Krista's blog at http://kristaroderphotography.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/emily/

She did such a fabulous job - as always. We should get the full CD by the weekend and I will upload them for everyone to see.

Now-you're probably wondering where urgent care comes in, right? Well earlier in the week Emme got a bug bite on her hand at daycare. Her hand was swollen and red, but the Dr didn't think too much of it at her 18 month check-up. She woke up Saturday morning with her hand about 3x the normal size and it was really warm to the touch. She also had a small red spot under her eye. We had her pictures at 9am, so took her to those. As Krista was taking pictures we were watching the red spot on her eye grow...seriously - within an hour it had gotten much bigger. I was like OK...Time for URGENT CARE!!!

At urgent care, they weren't worried about her eye - but thought that her hand was infected, so they gave us amoxicillin. She started on the antibiotic on Sat night while I went to my friend's bachelorette party. During the evening, I get a text from Kory that has a picture and says "Hi Mommy"

Yep...that was my baby girl about 1o hours after starting the antibiotics. I freaked!!! We decided at that point to put her on benadryl even though the Dr said not to. By morning it was a little less swollen and I got to finally see my baby. I was soooo worried!

We left for Hayward on Sunday and by Monday both her eye and her hand were much better. We still don't know what caused it. It seems to be some sort of allergy to bug bites. So we are watching her very closely to see if we can pinpoint the issue. Not fun!


Krista Roder said...

Poor Em! Thank goodness for photoshop! :)

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