Monday, October 24, 2016

Oh The ER Visits

Saturday morning Jack woke up at 4:30 am and requested milk and "strawberries" (which are fruit chews). He has milk and these fruit chews daily. We were getting ready to go shopping in Little Rock to find some things for Jack's new school and the final touches for his Halloween costume. At around 6:30 that same morning it looked like he had an ant bite under each eye. As the minutes passed it got worse and then his arm broke out.

I took him to the ER and they gave him a prescription for steroids but the spots had pretty much vanished before we even left. We decided to hold off on the shopping and ended up carving pumpkins instead. Those steroids had him so hyped up. When he finally laid down he slept for about an hour and woke up broke out again. After about an hour they disappeared. Later that evening he broke out again and it was worse than it had been before. We took him to the ER in another town. They gave him Benedryl and sent him on his way.

Sunday we broke out some but not like he had the previous day. So, the plan was for him to go to school and me to go to work. Well this morning he broke out again so our plans changed and I made him a doctor's appointment.

Dr. Young said the meds that he was prescribed at the ER probably wouldn'd do the job so he gave him a different steroid. He also discovered that Jack has an awful ear infection. He hasn't run any fever and hasn't complained about his ears at all. So now I'm waiting for his meds to get ready. Hopefully this will do the trick but the doctor did say that he might break out a few more times.

Jack's allergic reaction was the center of our weekend but we did carve a ghost and spider pumpkin and made pumpkin cookies. Today Jack and I are going to check out his new school and introduce him to his new teachers and classmates.


  1. Poor Jack (& you, too)! Hope you both have a great week!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about Jack's rough weekend. That had to have been so hard on both of you. Hoping and praying you two get some answers so this doesn't happen again. Thinking of you!

  3. Oh my goodness!! Who knew that an ear infection would cause that? Poor baby! Hope he's feeling better now!


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