Friday, June 01, 2007

Mosquito vs spider

On Wednesday night we went for a walk as a family. Of course the mosquito's were out but didn't really bother us too much. In the middle of the night Taylor woke us up complaining that a mosquito got her and she needed a band aid. Then she got wheezy and croupy. When she woke up yesterday her hand was bright pink and swollen. I gave her benadryl but nothing changed. It actually got worse. Her arm was now swollen, red and hot to the touch. So off we went to spend the evening at the Urgent care centre. The doctor said it didn't look infected but to watch it. And he said she could have been bit by a spider. Ugh I HATE spiders. He also said if she reacts that badly to bites watch out. So today is another benadryl day. Her hand and arm aren't so red but still really swollen and itchy. It's crazy how some people react so badly to a bite. The funny thing is she kept telling the nurse a pig bit her. And as far as I know we haven't been in contact with any pigs. She was a little freaked out because of our last hospital visit but relaxed once they brought her a movie. Hopefully today isn't as eventful.
Happy Friday!


The Aitkenheads said...

I'm allergic to mosquito bites.

Just thought you'd wanna know.

And have you seen my pet pig? He seems to be missing and likes to hide under beds!!


Jenn said...

Poor girl. I hate spiders too. great now I won't be able to sleep tonight because I'll be worried that theres a spider in my bed. Sure hope the swelling goes down soon.

Sketti said...

oh no! Allergies are horrible, especially being a kid! Bug bites are the worst...hopefully she'll grow out of it.

K said...

those pesky pig bites...i can't tell you how many times i've had one swell out of control.
what a goof!
(and good for you for being brave about the thoughts of spiders in your house!)

Desiree said...

My kids' mosquitoe bites become kind of big/swollen and red too, but not that bad. Poor Taylor, that must be awful!

Miranda said...

Isabelle got an infected mosquito bite a few weeks ago and needed antibiotics for it. I was huge and swollen and hot. So gross.