Hi there, I am just popping in ever so quickly....
Matty is doing great, and almost back to normal.
(Thank you so much for all your kind thoughts for my little monster)
Some really scary things have happened around here in the last few days.
I was in the hospital twice.
Many of you know I never go to doctors.
And, for me to go the hospital has to be a matter of life and death...
I think I was 5 years old the last time I had to be a patient in a hospital.
We are almost done with shop orders, Mister is helping me, and they are almost set to leave here.
So, please don't worry.
They are on their way without a hitch.
(ps: All orders have been shipped, yay!)
I really wanted to pop in and share what has been going on.
I had a scary allergic reaction to something...
I started feeling a bit itchy on Thursday, and I thought I had some funny bites on me here and there.
By Friday I had hives all over my torso, but they subsided Saturday morning.
My sis came over Saturday, I felt fine, but little by little the hives came back.
By Saturday evening they had exploded all over my body.
All of a sudden...
I could not breathe, I could not communicate.
I could not think.
Everything was black and white, I couldn't see in color.
I kept blinking trying to see in color.
I didn't know who I was or what was happening.
I was shaking madly, throwing up and I was rushed to the hospital Saturday night.
Through total fogginess of my brain, in the car I pulled out every bit of what I had to pray and pray and beg to not die.
Everything seemed soooo foggy and unclear, and through my body shaking madly all I could say was please God, please God, please God, please.
I was so scared.
I felt like my life was slipping out from under me, not being able to breathe.
I thought I was going to die.
I truly did.
It was so scary.
The car ride to emergency felt so long.
I remember thinking, what is happening to me?
What is happening to me?
I was shaking uncontrollably, and heaving for breath.
When I got into the hospital I could hardly communicate anything.
I was babbling this and that.
It was like a total out of body experience.
I was having anaphylactic shock, and my throat was closing in.
What was happening is that -
I was having an allergic reaction to something.
They filled me up with meds at the hospital and got me out of the scary anaphylactic shock phase. I felt better after a few hours, and went home.
I was sent home with meds, steroids to keep me from going into anaphylactic shock again, and an EpiPen, just in case.
I have no idea what caused this.
A bug bite, something I ate?
I can't figure it out.
Sunday morning I felt great, all hives were gone, and my parents came to visit.
I didn't have a hive on me.
I went to bed at 8:30 p.m..
At 11:00 p.m. or so last night, I woke up unable to breathe again, shaking, and throwing up, with new hives.
Mister Lovee drove me back to the hospital.
They gave me more meds to reduce the hives etc.
I was shaking like a leaf, so weird.
Basically, whatever caused this allergy has to work its way out says the doc.
It could take a week or two, or mere days.
At some points I am so itchy from the hives, I could scream.
I have never felt so low, or so gripped by something so awful.
When it gets bad, I feel out of control and constantly itchy in the center of my being, to the outside.
It's almost like going totally crazy.
At some points huge 5 inch hives cover me, itching all over inside and out.
Even my organs itch and hurt.
Then it subsides.
Then it returns.
Then it subsides again.
I keep trying to think about what I ate that could have caused this?
I did eat a couple things out of the ordinary.
What did I do, what was different?
I did see some strange bites on me when it all began.
And, I was deep in the parsley and tomatoes trying to stand it all up, as it was so tall.
I also was washing 2 kinds of bugs off of sunflower leaves one by one with dish-soap.
It is a total mystery to me.
It could have been anything.
Have you ever had an allergic reaction as such?
How long did it last?
Did you find out what it was?
I am on a bland diet now, just in case.
Today started out not so good, and has gotten to be a better day so far.
I was switched off of Benadryl last night to reduce the itchiness, as I found it exacerbating the issue.
The new ant-itch meds have helped greatly.
I got 5 hours of sleep today after taking the new meds, finally, some rest.
I think the Benadryl was making me worse.
At this very second all the hives I had this morning are gone.
But they come and go.
All I can do is hope for the best right now.
I have my steroids, my pills to reduce the hives and my EpiPens in case of an emergency.
The Doc said I will get allergic hives off and on until this thing runs its course.
The doctor looked at Mister Lovee last night and said, you have to know she is suffering.
Boy am I ever.
I hope and pray to be back to normal soon.
So soon, I hope and hope and pray.
This is just an allergic reaction my body is having to something I ate, or something that bit me.
All parcels will leave here in a couple of days.
(All parcels have left the building)
I guess my tale wasn't so quick :)