M is, we discovered yesterday, is allergic to penicillin and has developed a nasty, spotty rash because of it called erythema multiforme minor.
|Picture this all over your body. Itchy yet?|
M is a very active child, and he's been drumming on everything from his desk to the cat since yesterday. And he's told me he's "allergic to cold showers, Mom".
Yup. That's my boy. Bored out of his mind, yet still a smart-ass.
The thing is, I'm positive he's been on antibiotics before without reaction. Unfortunately, this sort of thing can develop without warning, and he'll be off any penicillin-related products for the rest of his life. He'll wear a med-alert bracelet or necklace, just in case. (He's in 2nd grade. LOTS of field trips in his future.)
So, yeah. Dusty and I are a little distracted. We know it could have been a lot worse (my sister had anaphylactic shock from aspirin when she was a small child), which is part of what's freaking us out, I think.
M, on the other hand, is just thrilled he has dibs on the Wii.
|A housebound child, a vivid imagination, and Monster Lab. What could possibly go wrong?|