May 23, 2011

No Bees for Miles...

But, the hives...

Monday after Mother's Day was pretty typical around the SPH. It was off to school for Sassy, and I had an Oral Health Workshop up in Wichita all day.

Later in the evening, we enjoyed our first dance-free Monday for a long while by attending a Thirty-One Gifts party at my friend Sarah's house. Sarah's husband Dustin was kind enough to keep the girls entertained in the backyard while I listened to the demonstration.

When we got home that evening, Tyler began to gave the girls a bath, and he called me upstairs almost immediately. Sassy's back was covered in a rash, from shoulder blade to shoulder blade, neck to bottom.



After a quick chat with the on-call nurse at our pediatrician, as well as a late, late phone call to Sarah to check if we could find a plausible cause from their backyard, it was a dose of Benadryl and some hydrocortisone cream for Sassy before bed.

We took her into the Dr. Tuesday to make sure everything was OK. She is already allergic to Penicillin, and I'm a hyper vigilant worrier about her immune response to the daily Bactrim for her VUR.

Long story short, her doctor thinks it was likely a photosensitive reaction between the sun (obviously) and the Bactrim. It's something we will have to closely monitor this summer, and should she experience more of these types of reactions, we will have to rethink the current drug regimen she's on.

Joy.

Makes sense, though. She did play with a bikini on in the backyard most of Sunday afternoon...

Poor girl was miserable for a couple of days, but she pulled through, thanks to lots of Benadryl and HC cream!

4 sweet tweets:

Rachel said...

Bless her heart - that makes me cringe just looking at her little back!

Mrs. D said...

Oh, I know just how that kind of rash feels, as I'm allergic to the sun. Glad to hear she is doing better :)

Kendra said...

Oh bless her heart...and yours!

Sarah said...

WOW, I definitely see why you called-that's one crazy rash! I bet it is the heat thing-there appears to be a line across her mid-back where her bikini strap must have gone across the day before. Hopefully this isn't a recurring thing all summer long!