Thursday, February 12, 2009

Erythema Multiforme & Biter Biscuits

Erythema Multiforme - if you want the technical definition, Google it. All I know is that it's what Lauren has. Yesterday morning I noticed she has a few small spots on her stomach and chest, and at first I thought they might be chicken pox. Within an hour, there were 3 times what I had originally saw and most of them were really big, and getting bigger. Apparently she's allergic to the amoxicillin she was prescribed last week for a sinus infection (which she had been taking for a week when this appeared, and has taken before). Before I knew it, her entire body was covered in them - she even has some on her eyelids and in her ears!


We went to the doctor, and he said that basically her body will just get over it on its own within the next 10 days, and to give her Benadryl/Zyrtec and Tylenol. It itches, and is actually painful. Her knees, elbows, and ankles are all swollen, which he says is normal, and today actually look bruised. She could barely walk yesterday because it hurt so bad, it was so sad! We had to carry her everywhere, and she just kept saying "I hurt, kiss it better again". And last night when she went to say her prayers, she tried to kneel down (I was telling her to just come sit on my lap) - she got one knee down and almost started to cry. It just breaks my heart!



Hopefully she'll be over it soon and I'll have my crazy child back!

And now on a lighter note, here are some pictures of Mya eating her first biter biscuit - I've never seen anything like it, you would've thought she was eating a piece of heaven the way she was chowing down on that thing!

Her world ended when I took the remnants away and started cleaning up. What can I say? The kid likes her food!!

12 comments:

Jen, Mitch, and Kids said...

That poor little girl! Those pictures make me want to cry! (the ones of Lauren, the ones of Mya make me laugh.)

Carrie Medford said...

Poor little Lauren!

BreeAnn said...

ugh! I am so sorry about Lauren. That is horrible! And Kars loves those biter biscuits too!

Jennie-O said...

OOooh, I'm so sad for Lauren!! I hope she gets better soon - she's a tough little girl. Mya is SO cute - I love that she was chowing on that biscuit!!

jennybrum said...

Poor thing! Your girls are the cutest. I haven't even thought to try biter biscuits for Kyanna yet. I'll have to go get some- she has been chewing on everything else like crazy. Thanks for the idea!

The Byers Family said...

Try using that cream I gave you for her itchy rash, it should help with the itchiness and the soreness, you can also try cortizone 10, it helps tremendously with all shawna's weird allergic rash reactions! And Grandpa Jerry will be soooo happy to know that Mya can now have Biter Biscuits! Just make sure he knows to get her naked before he gives them to her or she might get the mess all over her clothes! and you might want to limit him, he'll give her a whole box if nobody's watching!

Kinyon Family said...

Shara - remember when Lauren was ALWAYS naked at Sunday dinner? I learned very early on that one!

j. said...

oooh no! this is so sad. poor little lolo. send her hugs & kisses from g & j. WE LOVE YOU LAUREN!!!

Jay and Kristy said...

Thats so sad, I hate when my kid is in pain and you can't do anything! Hopefully it goes away sooner than 10 freakin' days! :) I love how chubby Mya's cheeks are, she is so cute!

Lindsay said...

How awfully sad! 10 days ?!? Love her "kiss it better again." What a sweetheart.

Kris & Amy Morris said...

Those just look painful! I hope she's better! Ah, I love the biter biscuits! What a mess, but babies just love em!!

Holly Strong said...

WOWSER!!! I am just getting around to checking a few blogs. So...cute Lauren really is related to Uncle Davis. I wondered if his allergy might be genetic for our kiddos. I'm always super paranoid to give my kids any "cillin". Sad to see this pics.