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13/08/2009 at 19:48
Ive always felt pretty sure of myself as a parent, think ive got a good instinct on how to deal with things, until today.
jack was outside as he usually is and he came in and showed me a red dot on his lip and then wouldnt stop rubbing it, first i thought hed eaten something so had a look around outside, couldnt see anything hed have eaten, then he started crying so i had a closer look, and pulled a sting out of his lip then he was putting his fingers in his mouth and screaming, found one inside his cheek to! Then he began to swell, i paniced and rang aaron who got us to hospital asap where they simply said why didnt you give him anti-hystemines (WHY would i think and first of all ive never had them so they dont live in my cupboard and i had no idea there were ones suitable for jack)
So anyway the swellings down a little and hes had calpol nurofen and anti whatevers and is now in bed i have to check him 'often'.
So ladies what would you have done, and what anit whatevers can i keep in the house for next time,.
13/08/2009 at 22:05
Hope Jack's feeling better.How horrible for him(and you) and a nasty place to be stung too.If he'd had an allergic reaction to the sting it would've been exactly the right thing to do.Some people have severe reactions to stings.I'd think how were you supposed to know.With hindsight you can say maybe the swelling was cos of where the stings were,or maybe they were a reaction.You can only say after,at the time you have to act on instinct and do what you think is right.
We have an insect bite sort of pen thing for any bite or sting.It's ammonia so neutralises the sting,sometimes takes more than one dose.TCP is also good for wasp stings.
Anti histamines are just anti allergy things.We have a bottle of Piriton syrup for the kids and something similar for grown ups.If you don't have allergies in your family you won't have them in your cupboard.
I've taken mine up the hospital for sillier things than that,raisin up the nose,raisin in the ear,a swollen knee that healed itself overnight,a split lip that stopped bleeding the minute they were finally ready to see us.It's difficult to know what to do for the best,we're not doctors,nurses whatever.What's obvious to them isn't to us,I think they forget that sometimes.Don't feel bad for taking him up there
13/08/2009 at 22:16
andrews brothers and my aunt are allergic to bees so i paniced especially when he started screaming, not his normal scream, my only problem is fizzy drinks make my throat swell not something i need piriton for! and we use haymax for hayfever, i thought i did the right thing, just needed reasurance i wasnt being useless!
thanks for the tips im raiding boots tomorow
13/08/2009 at 22:52
14/08/2009 at 08:31
14/08/2009 at 22:14
Laura you did the right thing totally,how dya know what they're allergic to???
We sadly have piriton liquid in cupboard cos of Tom's eczema,he has it at night quite a bit-get it on pres mate,you're entitled to.
But I'd have gone down the hozzy too. Just in case,I'm allergic,shld wear pen with adrenalin in but I dont-I'm stupid
Hope Jack is ok x x sometimes piriton gives them a zombie effect,Tom looks drugged on it,I hate the stuff,neccesary evil in this house.
14/08/2009 at 22:20
14/08/2009 at 22:27
I'd imagine it would have much better effect than calpol!!!! Poor Tom so used to it now tho.
MMMMMM wonder if that would work on Jc??!!!! To be fair they're good goin to bed,tonight they were both asleep before I finished story!!! Bless them,I've been everywhere since the arrival on new baby P&T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14/08/2009 at 22:38
14/08/2009 at 22:48
There is a sml shopping basket,but today Tom has walked so I used the back seat.
Just before I got mine,I started to see how common they are,and thought they looked cramped but the seats are like bucket seats,and supposed to put heaviest in front seat but as Jc a tub-o-lard I can alternate which is handy!!! And got me a bumbag thingy for it too so keys,mob and purse go in there!!!!
Very nice to steer,I'm most pleased x
14/08/2009 at 22:55
went to clinic today only 8lbs between my two, WHERE IS SHE PUTTING IT!?!?!? there isnt any chub on her except her chin... im baffled i mean the girl sure can pack the food away but christ hes two, fat pig!
OOh speakin of food we hit the chinese today jack sucked his noodles sooo loud everyone was laughing!
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