Hey all..you may have noticed that I wasn't around ALL DAY yesterday...well, I was at the children's hospital with my youngest. She has reactions (we're still not sure if its allergies..or infections :rolleyes: ) to fly bites. She gets one..and her little body starts to swell...now its not the kinda reaction that requires us to carry around an Epi-pen..but I do have to keep Benedryl handy at all times.
So...on Fiday nite, she got 2 bites..one above and one below her left eye...the poor kid looked like someone gave her a beating!! So..after a full 24 hours of treating her with Benedryl..we ended up going to the hospital cause it was getting worse instead of better. After waiting for 31/2 hours and still probably another hour to wait...we left..the triage nurse just said to come back if it didn't start to improveand to continue treating with Benedry, and sunday morning when we woke up..the swelling was almost gone completely.
Well...Monday was beautiful, we decided to BBQ and have dinner on the deck. I swear we were only out there 15 minutes or so..before I noticed another bite...ON THE SAME EYE!!!!! I gave her Benedryl immediately, and there was no swelling at all...I thought we were in the clear. But when she woke up yesterday morning...her eye was swollen almost completely shut. I called the hospital and the nurse said bring her in right away..so off we went for another fun-filled day in the hospital emegency waiting room. After only 2 hours..we were actually seen by adoctor, and given a prescription for antibiotics as well, they increased her Benedryl dosage..I have my fingers crossed that her eye gets better instead of worse..iotherwise, we'll have to go back to the hospital for a course of IV antibiotics. CRAPPY!!!!
Does anyone else have this problem?? Or are these Newfie flies a special breed???