Well, we haven't been here even a month, and already made a trip to urgent care. I had to go into work yesterday for a few things and when I picked Madeline up her ankle was swollen. I didn't think too much of it, but then the top of her other foot started swelling. I went to the store to get her some benadryl and by the time I got back her knees and elbows were swollen and she had what looked like bite marks everywhere. I got scared because it was moving up her body, and she wouldn't walk her ankles were so puffy. I worried about her breathing if it was an allergic reaction to something that bit her so we loaded up and went to urgent care.
The dr said it was a combo of hives and angioedema or basically swelling on the inside and outside. Thankfully, she her throat and mouth never got swollen. So she got a hefty dose of benadryl, and will be on another allergy medication for 2 weeks. THe dr said there's no way to know what caused it - could be anything from a virus to a bug bite. Madeline cried off and on in her sleep - I am guessing from discomfort. The swelling is a little better but the hives look worse today. She does act like she feels better today though, and she is walking again. My poor girl!
|Go figure she wanted to hold Roger the cat when we got home!|