My poor Bryce. If it's not one thing with him, it's another. Now he has hives!
On Tuesday we went to the kids' Christmas party at school. Which, by the way, was awesome! They had face painting, balloon animals, Santa, and even presents! Have I mentioned lately that I love our new daycare? Anyway...after the party we had to run some errands and headed off to Target. Bryce fussed most of the way there. I figured it was because his DVD player was broken and we hadn't put the new one in yet, so he was bored. When we got to Target and I got him out of the car, he had welts all over the side of his face! My first thought was that it was a bug bite, so we just kept watching it to make sure it didn't get any worse. Within about 20 minutes it was pretty much gone, and we didn't think much more about it.
Well today when he woke up, this is what his face looked like...
You'll have to excuse the crappy cell phone picture, but when I took it, I wasn't even thinking about blogging, I was just snapping a picture to show the pediatrician in the event they went away again. They were also on his belly. Sure enough, by the time we were ready to leave the house, they were gone. So I took him to school and asked his teachers to please keep an eye on him, and then left a message for the pediatrician.
The nurse called back and said there was no need to worry. She said that hives in toddlers are relatively common. We just needed to keep an eye on him and make sure he was not having any breathing problems. She told me to give him Benadryl and that he would be fine. She said the hives could come and go for days before they go away. We talked about anything new that he may have been exposed to, but there wasn't anything. The only thing I could think of was that they were playing with balloons and Rylie was hitting him on the head with one, but he has touched balloons before, so who knows? We may never know what caused it.
I got a call from daycare around 3 this afternoon saying that his face and back were covered with hives again, so Brian picked him up to bring him home and give him some Benadryl. Of course by the time he got there, the hives were gone again. He gave him the Benadryl anyway. Bryce didn't mind coming home early, though. He got to watch a little TV while Daddy cooked dinner, and got to do a little dancing...
I love it! I have watched that video several times, and I crack up laughing every time. I love how he is imitating the dances they are doing.
So now we wait to see if he breaks out again. We will probably wake him up in a little bit and give him another dose of Benadryl just so I don't have to worry about him having another reaction while he is sleeping. I am ready for these weird toddler illnesses to be over!
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