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Environmental allergy takes a very scary turn.

Posted Apr 18 2009 12:37am
Remember that photo I showed you all, of my little girl having an environmental allergy reaction? Hard to believe, but it got worse. If you missed it, you can see it here.

Last night around 10:30, I heard her rustling around in bed. She had been complaining her leg hurt, before she went to bed, so I ran in to check on her. She started thrashing about and crying. I tried to talk to her, but she could not get a word out. Her eyes looked delirious.

Then she finally started to say Mommy, and what followed was a horrible gasp for air. Her voice was very deep. My husband had already made his way to the room. I did not know if she had worked herself up, because she was in pain, or what was really going on. That gravel, and gasp for air, sounded very similar to my little man, when he gets that cough, yet she had no cough following the gasps. I opened the door for the cold air, and had my husband get her rescue inhaler.

She seemed to calm down a little, but was still somewhat struggling for air. We are very close to the hospital, and I just felt that she needed to go. She was not making sense and was not recovering as well as we thought she should. We wrestled with 911 and driving. My husband put her in the car, and said go. In hindsight, I would have made a different decision.

The ER took us right away, it did not take her long to become stable again. The interesting thing was, it was not until after we got to the hospital, that she broke out in a rash and hives.

The doctor kept asking us about food allergies, and if she had eaten something new. I assured him no, but that we had been outside all day long. He believes she probably went to bed with one of her allergens still present and awoke in an attack.

This was a very scary wake up call for us. We have a follow-up appointment on Tuesday, to figure out what all this means for our sweet little girl.

I will keep you all posted.
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