I now have spots. Little red spots breaking out all over my arms and legs, etc. Hives, I believe. An allergic reaction to my antibiotic, I think. At least I hope so, I mean I was eating chocolate last night, and I guess that could be that, but that's so horrible we won't even go there, will we?
So now it's time to throw out the sulfamethoxazole, and take benedryl. Jolly. Have I ever told you I don't really like to take medicine except for the occassional tylenol? So much for that.
The benedryl did a decent job of knocking me out last night. I know this because my daughter was up all night throwing up, and it was her father, while battling an upset stomach himself, who stayed up with her, and not me. But I didn't take enough medicine. I took the lowest dose, hoping it would take care of things, but it did not, in fact my hives are worse. That's not really a surprise, because I noticed the rash just as it was showing up last night.
So now I am left with a conundrum: take more benedryl and leave my children and husband to their own devices? or take nothing until this evening and be itchy and allergic. I should have taken the heavier dose last night.
My baby seems to be getting over her own vomiting phase that has been going since Sunday. I just hope my other two children stay protected from their sister, but since she is the one who was born between them, they'll probably get it from her. I mean, people catch illnesses based on much less solid logic than that, don't they?
I really don't have time for this.
I hate being ill.