WordPress tells me I haven’t posted in a month.
It’s because I’ve been struggling with some health problems. After several rounds of testing, the verdict is that I have lousy genetics to overcome and need to make some major lifestyle changes. I now have no choice. I must manage my stress better. Ha! Tell that to Mowgli’s allergies.
He started weekly allergy shots back in January, and had done really well with them. No reactions. Until today. Twenty minutes or so after his shot, ten minutes before the office was scheduled to close, a big, ugly, red hive appeared on his arm. A quick check by the nurse and we were ushered into an exam room, Mowgli was given a dose of an antihistamine, and we all waited for twenty more minutes to see what would happen. The hive got larger, but no new ones appeared and no new symptoms showed themselves, so we were allowed to go home with instructions to make sure that we come for his shots at least one hour before closing from here on out. Oh, yeah, and if he complains of his throat feeling tight or problems breathing, if he starts coughing or wheezing, we’re to use his Epi-pen and call 911.
Mowgli’s been in bed asleep for over a couple of hours now, but I’m finding it impossible to sleep myself, even after a brisk forty-five minute walk and prayer time. So I’m just going to leave this here on the blog, hoping that doing so will alleviate some of these negative emotions that are plaguing me tonight.