Monday, May 11, 2009

Yikes!


My son who is now 3 years old has a lot of food and other allergies. Today my little guy was walking my daughter to school (with the Nanny) and both of his eyes swelled closed. Thankfully my husband was able to get him to the doctor who confirmed it was an allergic reaction to "something" --probably a neighborhood cat or dog. He had to endure eye washes, eye drops and a dose of Zyrtec, but luckily no epi-pen was needed. I hear he was a model patient. I don't know many 3 year olds who would sit patiently while nurses hold all your limbs and head. I'm so proud of him.

For 20 minutes my stomach was in knots and I was paralyzed with fear. When he was a toddler he licked a bit of peanut butter which caused his lips and mouth to swell and his little body to go limp. It was one of the scariest things I've seen yet. I know my husband was with him today, but it's just not the same when you want to hold your child to comfort them as much as yourself. Being 1+ hour away means sitting and waiting to hear what's going on instead of helping.

I've been back to work now for almost two years. I'm giving myself two more years before I just can't do this anymore. My current job isn't terrible, but not being close to my kids is. I know I miss a lot. Staying home for 2 years showed me just how much. I can't wait till the clock hits 5:00pm today and I go racing out of here. An upside down, crazy house never looked so good!

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