Wednesday, December 09, 2009

december nine :: 77 weeks old

Mack is 77 weeks old today.

We woke up this morning to some really beautiful snow.

And beautiful trees.

And a lot of snow everywhere.
I hate this time of the year, because my pants usually end up soaking wet.

And you have to leave your windshield wipers up in the air.
(This is not my car, but one parked in front of me in a parking lot).

I ran errands after dropping off kids which lasted ALL morning. I did some Christmas/Chanukah/Birthday gift shopping. I am really happy with my progress. Not only is it the holidays, but the December birthdays begin tomorrow:

10th - Jamie
19th - Amy
22nd - Mom
23rd - Step-mother-in-law
28th - Sean

After getting everything done, which was nice because not a lot of people were out shopping today because of the storm, so checking out of stores was super fast. I love it. What a good idea to go out today. When I got home and unpacked all the stuff I'd picked up today, I got a phone call from Sean's daycare. ean had an allergic reaction or rash to something and I had to come pick him up immediately.

So I picked up both kids and headed to the Clinic. While picking up Mack, his teacher told me that I should put Mack to bed around 8:30/9pm instead of 7:30pm after asking me the exact time I put him to bed at (which is 7:30pm). Mack doesn't make it past 7:30 pm, he starts crying for his bottle and wants to be put to bed. He created his own bedtime, and I am fine with that. Who is she to dictate what time I put my kids to bed? I am honestly baffled by this... and it's honestly the last straw. I cannot wait for Mack to get into Sean's daycare, I'm ready to start kissing some feet to get him in... I really hope it's not too much longer. It's honestly the only thing I want for Christmas/Chanukah...! (Since we celebrate both). Is that too much to ask for?

So I take the kids to the children's clinic in my neighborhood. I have never before in my life been in and out in 10 minutes. This is the clinic that I had a very bad experience with, with one of the doctors back in December 2007/January 2008. However, we saw another doctor there today who was on call. Sean had a reaction to the H1N1 shot. I couldn't believe it. And it's hives that are all over his body. The clinic said they'd seen 127 cases so far, usually because of egg allergies. Though, Sean doesn't eat eggs on their own, he does eat a lot of things that are cooked in eggs, so I was shocked about this. Maybe there is something else in the shot that he reacted to? I am going to bring it up to his doctor at his next check-up. (Or when I go with Mack to his, which will be sooner).

I picked up Benadryl on the way home from the clinic as that's what we were told to give him. Here is what some of the hives looked like:

The worst of it was all around his upper legs. It was so bright red and in huge patches. He said it felt itchy, so I am hoping that the Benadryl helps. Poor kid! Now I am wondering if I should have gotten us vaccinated? I'm worried now.

This evening we lost power in the house, so we ordered in supper. We lost power for exactly an hour from about 6pm until 7pm. We couldn't exactly cook as we couldn't see anything, even though we have a gaz stove, so we could have cooked. I really wasn't in the mood to cook by flashlight. The power actually came back on just a minute before our supper arrived.

Jamie and I chilled after kids had their bath and were in bed for the night. By the time Sean went to bed, his hives looks like they're going away and were looking a lot better. I hope they are all gone by the morning, but I have no idea how long these things take to clear? Poor guy!


Sarah B. said...

Given the fact that you will be travelling during the flu season, you did the right thing getting vaccinated. Would you rather have an uncomfortable day with hives, or a really sick child with the Swine flu?

Kimber said...

Poor little guy! I am sorry he had such a bad reaction. I hope the hives are gone right now.

I don't envy your gift list - WOW December is super busy for you!

g-girl said...

wow, look at all that snow! i didn't know that you had to leave your windshield wipers up in the air when it snowed. I get why but being that I've never lived in a place where it snowed, I didn't know that! oh hon, sorry to hear that Sean had an allergic reaction the h1n1 shot. that absolutely sucks!! hopefully the hives have lessened. i can't believe mack's teacher told you to put him down at a later time than his actual bedtime. what is up with that??

Zonda said...

Oh, poor little guy!! Hoping he's doing better! Reminds me of my son's reaction to Ceclor (antibiotic), which I missed and he looked even worse. Benadryl works wonders though!

Bea said...

Sorry about the hives. I've had them and they are no fun. Is it possible that cooked eggs are ok and the ones they use in vaccines might not be cooked and that could be the bad thing. I know that you can be allergic to milk that you would drink but some people are still able to have cakes or muffins or things made with milk that has been cooked?

Tara said...

Aw, poor Sean! You still did the right thing getting the boys vaccinated. A rash is better than Swine Flu, trust me! And that daycare lady is too much. 9 PM bed-time? Shoot me now.