Most of us have had the mystery allergy. It attacks out of the blue either in sneezing itching form or in hivey-bumpies. All of my kids have had the sudden sneak attack and yes I usually have Benedryl on hand for such occasion. Except for yesterday.
We left the house about five pm for a quick little hike. The sun finally came out and that always beckons us outside. Up the hill we went, cotton blowing in the air. The kids grabbed at shrubs and flowers growing along the path. We traipsed through high grasses trying to explore new territory. Achoo! It began. Eye rubbing, sneezing-"I'm going home!" my daughter abruptly announced. By the time the dog, the boys and I got back to the house she was a mess with golf balls for eyes. She claims that a seed hit her eye. A seed? What kind of seed? Where is it now??
Out to get the Benedryl I went. But it didn't really help.
This morning we're no better. The eyes are hugely swollen and red and goopy. She looks terrible. What does a mom do? Cold compress? Off to the doctor? And just where is my How To Be A Mother guide??