Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why the long break

We wont be seeing anymore of this around here!
Not with Islas name on it at least!
A few weeks ago we can tell that Isla wasn't feeling well. Her eyes were droopy, she didn't want to eat her food. She had a bad cold, would tug on her ear, and was really hot. So we decided to take her to the emergency room. She had a Fever of over 100 degrees and a double ear infection.

So the doctor prescribed her amoxicillin and some saline drops here and there. Then it happened.....
3 days later after her first dose of the medicine she broke out in hives all over her body. Red itchy bumps that looked so painful!
(pictures do no justice...It looked really bad)

Back to the E.R. we went and 3 out of the 4 doctors that looked at her said she was allergic to the medicine(the one that didn't was crazy!).

They took her off of the medicine, gave me lots of creams for the itch and put her on benadryl.
It hurt me so much to see her feel this way. I would help her scratch when I saw she was itchy. There wasn't much I could do I felt helpless. People would see her in the streets and say "aw she has a heat rash"..If it was only so simple. Although I do thank God it was only a rash, I read some really bad stories about other babies that were allergic to the medicine.
My baby is all better now. We have our happy playful baby back!!


Brandy said...

awww. i'm so glad she's feeling better!

The Carney's said...

Poor baby!! Wow, I can't believe how medicine reacts so differently to every child. My 3 year old had been on that antibiotic and ear drops several times and knock on wood, never a problem. I am so happy that she's better. I know how much it hurts seeing your baby so uncomfortable

Heather said...

Awww, poor Isla...and poor mommy having to watch her in pain. I find it hard when Gia has just a cold. A double ear infection...then hives on top of that...the poor baby! I'm so glad she's better now...just look at that smile in the last two pictures...she's ready to model already! :)