Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Catching Up

A teensy bit of catching up...

Rick travelled to South Korea a few weeks ago. Of course, he always brings something home for his little sweetheart. 
And he always brings something for his old sweetheart, too. This is a really pretty ceramic tea set. Each cup has its own strainer and lid so tea can be brewed right in the cup. The plates aren't saucers, but rather snack plates. It looks so cool on our black furniture!
Rick will be in CA on Father's Day, so we celebrated a bit early. Emma and Brittany gave Papa a Beach Day: Belgian waffles for breakfast at a nearby cafe, a play day at the beach, and lunch. Emma even drew a picture of herself with Papa at the beach.
 Click on the photo below to enlarge it. Just so you know: the big "bumps" on Emma are her water wings. LOL! And check out Papa's hairdo.
 Poor Miss Emma has had a rough time for the last month. I told you about how sick she's been since we went to CA. On June 1st, her pediatrician prescribed amoxicillin which worked well on whatever infection she had. The bad news is that after a week of taking the medication, Emma had a pretty severe allergic reaction to it. She literally broke out in hives from head to toe, including her palms and soles. This photo was taken before the reaction reached it's peak.
Needless to say, Emma stopped taking the medication and can never take penicillin or any of its derivatives. Brittany had taken amoxicillin many times as a kid, but when she had her wisdom teeth removed, she reacted to penicillin. The doctor said this particular allergy is often genetic. Anyway, Emma has been taking Benadryl every 6 hours and will continue to do so until every little spot is gone. Poor baby! And even though she was horribly itchy, she didn't complain. What a trooper! I would surely have had a meltdown!

I'm almost done catching up on my To Do List. Yea! After that, I may just have more time for blogging. My mama will be thrilled!

Hope you  have an itch-free day!

1 comment:

Christy Lynn said...

I've only had strep throat one time (really!) and it was when I was in high school. The doctor gave me amoxicillin for that and I had a reaction to it after a couple days, though nothing as severe as Emma's! Now I have to remember to list penicillin as an allergen when I fill out doctor's forms. Lee, though, is allergic to absolutely nothing. He's waded into poison ivy/poison oak before and come out with nary an itch! Must be nice, huh?