Monday, June 15, 2009

Medical Mondays

Yesterday while playing with some friends my son got stung twice by some big ugly hornets. He was stung on his arm and behind his left ear. It was a little swollen so we put some ice on it and it seemed to be ok. This morning when I sent him off to Wesley Woods day camp it was still a little swollen, but he was not complaining and it didn't appear to be any worse. When he came home, this is what we had. If it was both ears, he would look like Shrek. He got some benadryl tonight. Poor little fellow didn't quite know how to go to sleep. He was crying, "I have to sleep on this side but it hurts".  After the bendryl kicked in, he was able to sleep on the other ear thankfully.

On a lighter I was sitting eating my lunch (without children), my face started to feel warm and then it started to tingle and then burn. I just had to get my hair up so I went to the bathroom and when I looked in the mirror, my face, ears, and chest were beet red. I thought, "Oh no! I am having an allergic reaction". Contemplating how my afternoon without children would be ruined by a trip to the ER, I went to consult my neighbor Libby. She suggested that even though it was really red, maybe I could wait a while and see what happened. Taking her advise, I went home, laid on my couch, turned on the fan and tried to relax. After a few minutes I started to feel better and the redness decreased. It was then that it hit me. "I am having a hot flash!" I can't believe I almost drove myself to the ER for a hot flash!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Testing the new iPhone

  • Pictures taken with my new iPhone while we waited for the account to be activated. Colleen and I had just been talking about how I always seem to get what I want. Maybe not everything...but I do like my iPhone. I just need to figure out how to use it ;).

Monday, June 1, 2009

The "Firsts" of Summer

Summer has arrived  with the the "firsts" of the season.

The first lightening bug was caught by Colleen and the first fish was caught by Kevin.

We had plenty of fun  with worms and mauls today too.