We got home at about 2 a.m. Christmas morning, and are still worn out. We had a great time in AZ with the grandbois, and were also glad to get home and see Elijah, too. Unfortunately, Christmas night he had an allergic reaction to something he'd eaten and he broke out in hives, and ended up at the ER for a few hours. He's okay, and we're thankful he didn't have a severe reaction, but the poor little boy was miserable, scratching and itching all over. He'd been taken off milk and put on soy milk while we were in AZ, and that had cleared up a lot of his eczema. We don't know what caused the outbreak yesterday, but the ER doc said no dairy, no wheat...and to go above Elijah's allergist's head because she refused to do any allergy testing other than for the five common allergens, and I don't know what those are for sure.
Anyway, he will be going to a different doctor because we need to know what is causing the allergic reaction. Last night he went from almost cleared up to this:
Today, Elijah's cleared up more, and, as you can see, looks way less itchy:
Obviously, things have been a bit hectic here, and I will be getting back to regular blog posts/installments/contests starting on Monday. That way we can maybe get things back to normal-ish here and get some sleep.
This morning's rude awakening was four dogs pouncing on me in bed-- a no-no three of them are aware of. P-Nut sleeps with us-- the first dog in 19 years of marriage to be allowed to do so, but I know the DH went with it because of how upset I was with my dad's illness and passing. He certainly won't go with the other three dogs making our bed a playground. It was kind of cute though, even if I did get jumped on as a wakeup call.
Again, I appreciate y'all's patience, and all of the kind messages and comments. Thank you. Good night, and sweet dreams:)