I know it’s a day late, but Merry Christmas!!!
Because Tessa didn’t want to make it through December without her annual ER visit, she and I once again spent many hours in the ER… this time on Christmas Eve. This is sort of how she looked, but the picture doesn’t do it justice:
She was having a major allergic reaction and had hives all over her body… and was swelling up… and just looking awful.
Because she was already being treated for an allergic reaction, we weren’t sure what was going on so I stopped at a neighbor’s house who is a nurse at the pediatric ER. After taking one look at Tessa, she called the ER ahead and told them we were on our way. Unfortunately, I have been in the ER many times, and what happened next has NEVER happened before. Right after we walked in, we were quickly ushered into a private room with a TV and get this: the doctor walked in immediately! When does that ever happen in the ER? You can’t beat having friends in the right place!!
They did a great job of treating her and making sure they counteracted the secondary reaction she was apparently having. And then, since it was Christmas Eve, they gave her a gift to cuddle with during the wait:
She has fully recovered and all the hives are gone as of today! We managed to have a wonderful Christmas at home and then a great trip to Grammy and Papa’s. Fortunately everything else was seemingly uneventful!
I hope your Christmas was full of excitement and joy… and hopefully no ER trips!