July 16 09

Every time I am at my mom’s we pay a visit to our good friends at the ye olde expensive walk-in clinic on good hope road. We’ve visited for UTIs and strep and ear infections and pink eye.

I knew it was coming.

of course. because we were in a groove. finally. The kids were liking camp. I was finally getting ready to get some actual work done. I was learning to use my phone. I had taken my mom on her very first trip to Target ever. Emily’s meltdowns were starting to wane. I got a good headstart on the three blankets my mom ordered (yay! spending money for blogher!) I was finally feeling unexhausted, settled, good. and then, this:


head-to-toe. top to bottom. right to left. and THIS is the good arm.

apparently, little miss thing is allergic to amoxicillin. so, she didn’t go to camp today. she itched, so she scratched. she whined, so we made chalk drawings on the sidewalk and did melty beads and ate 100 cherries (well, I didn’t. because ever since I saw The Witches of Eastwick I swore off cherries for all time) (psa: if you watch that clip, do not get distracted by all the hair) and had very important conversations about the song “it’s raining it’s pouring” and what we should color next.

(psa: if you watch this clip, do not get distracted by all the hair) (heh)

and now, some children’s benedryl (which, ps, does not make my child drowsy. in fact, she’s awake, at 9:22, bouncing off the walls. drowsy, my awake-since-4-in-the-morning ass.) and some hydrocortisone cream later, we are hoping to get back on track tomorrow.


but you know, I’m fully expecting a curveball. or eight.

  1. Ugh, I know that allergic reaction oh, so well! I found I was allergic to antibiotics after each of my c-sections (2 babies, 2 diff. antibiotic reactions) – nothing but fun itching like that with a newborn! Hope things continue to settle down for you!!

    Comment by pgoodness on July 16, 2009
  2. Ugh, no good. Hope she gets better and you get some sleep.

    Comment by amanda on July 17, 2009
  3. forget the rash, look how long her hair got!!!!!!!

    Comment by rayli on July 17, 2009
  4. Used to be, when our kids were smaller, we went on a trip with them we’d end up at the Doc in the Box — ear infections, vomiting, stitches, kid claimed to have swallowed a marble (made that one up, he did, but he was too young to be punished), even a possible miscarriage. The gods seemed to enjoy bashing us while we were away from home. Come to think of it, my daughter, father and I spent half a night in an Italian emergency room a month ago, thanks to daughter’s raging nosebleed. Who says most accidents occur within two miles of the home?

    Hope your daughter’s not so itchy now.

    Comment by feefifoto on July 17, 2009
  5. I was the same way with benadryl as a kiod-still am. The Dr had my mom give me 3/4 of a dose and it worked like a charm! Hope she feels better soon!!

    Comment by Deanna on July 17, 2009
  6. Seriously, ONLY YOU. This would only happen to you.

    (And maybe me.)

    I can’t eat cherries without thinking of that scene. One of my favourite movies ever.

    Comment by mamatulip on July 17, 2009
  7. Oh, poor Bella. And poor YOU.

    All the more reason to come to Chicago on the Wednesday…


    Comment by Angella on July 17, 2009
  8. Hold up! What the wha?! Your mom has never been to Target before?! I’m so glad you two got to share that experience!

    Hope your adorable girl is itch-free soon!
    .-= fadkog´s last blog ..that’s what you get for wakin’ up in the suburbs* =-.

    Comment by fadkog on July 17, 2009
  9. Ok, sorry about the rash and all, but FIRST TRIP TO TARGET EVER?! That’s just insane.

    Comment by C @ Kid Things on July 17, 2009
  10. I don’t understand how your mom has never, ever been to Target before. WHY?

    I get a weird rash like that, every 3-4 months or so just in the inside of my upper arms, my stomach and the tops of my legs. Dr. Google told me I had psoriasis and have nothing to worry about.

    Comment by Kristabella on July 17, 2009
  11. Sorry about the rash…hope it clears up soon. And LOVED that movie…was off cherries for a few years…but forgot about it..Thanks Ali…now won’t be able to eat them again 🙂 and really??? First time at TARGET? And your mom LIVES in the US??? Seriously? I can’t get enough of Tarjay..maybe because we don’t have it in Canada (as you well know :))
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Gonna get fit! =-.

    Comment by Kathy on July 17, 2009
  12. Poor Bella! That SAME thing happened to me on amoxycillin when I was her age, and to this day I still mark that I’m allergic to it on all my doctor’s records.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on July 17, 2009
  13. She is pretty darn cute though.:) Even with the rash.

    Comment by Kaleigha on July 17, 2009
  14. Heh. Benedryl made my daughter incoherent within an hour. It was hilarious.

    Comment by SciFi Dad on July 19, 2009

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