Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Happy 11th Birthday Sissy!

My little girl is 11 today! I can't believe it's already been 11 yrs. It seems like just yesterday.
She's had a rough 2 weeks. Last week we found out that she had staph on a teeny tiny insect bite on her shoulder that then turn into a HUGE sore. (I'll bare the details) We got her on an antibiotic but that particular one didn't work (of course) it seemed to grow in size after 2 days so I back to the Dr we go for the follow up. Change her antibiotic again. Paid a ridiculous amount (even with insurance) That seemed to fix the problem - Thank goodness!
Yesterday she wakes up covered in hives from head to toe. Yup, 6 days after taking the same antibiotic...that also worked by the way, breaks her into hives. It looks a lot worse today than yesterday. Poor thing I didn't want her to go to school today looking the way she does. Plus, to add to her misery - it's itchy!!!
Benadryl is not working people!!!!!
They also told me to use Zyrtec. Not sure if that's working either but we will try it. Help!!!! Any one know what else we can do to ease the pain??
So....today on her actual birthday she will be home from school with hives.
The nurse said it could last a week. Hang in there love bugs!
Friday is her shopping birthday party - maybe that will be the cure.
(pictures to come)
I heart you......

We love you Sissy!

19 comments:

Stacy said...

She is a beautiful young girl. Happy Birthday!

mimi said...

She is beautiful! 11?? Can you believe it. I feel so sad for the pain she's gone through.....ok, I remember my mom giving me a bath in baking soda(for hives.itching). Also, Caladryl-for itching.I'll let you know if I think of anything else!

Melissa said...

Aww, poor thing! I hope she feels better soon!
Happy Birthday!

Rob said...

Happy Birthday! Happy WW!

Check out my WW post at http://www.pbandsmellysdad.com/2009/04/wordless-wednesday_19.html

Screwed Up Texan said...

Oh, I feel for your girl...my neighbor's kid got hives from antibiotics coupled with stress. They itched and nothing seemed to work except the topical benadryl gel (it has a cooling agent in it...menthol perhaps?) and switching between cold and warm compresses. You may have her try to pat it when it itches instead of scratch it. Scratching it will probably just make it itch more. You can certainly try Caladryl or Calamine Lotion as it is a small investment, but it never seemed to work for the neighbor or for me when I get posion ivy. Eventually the neighbor kid had to get a steroid shot to make the hives go away.

Good luck and Happy Birthday to her. Although, I am sure she is miserable.

Carin said...

Oh, I'm so sorry she is having a rough go of it. Hopefully it won't last long!

wonderful pictures and such a beautiful young lady! Happy Birthday!

Robyn said...

She is so beautiful, I hope she feels all better soon.
Happy Birthday!

Miti said...

Oh...at of all the times to be sick. I wish I knew of something that could help her. I wish she gets better soon and I'm wishing that she has a HAPPIER birthday.

tollesons4him said...

Happy Birthday C! Hope she gets to feeling better real soon!

Randi Troxell said...

poor thing... i hope she gets better soon and especially in time for friday! happy birthday sissy!!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh she's beautiful! I hope she has a great birthday!

I remember taking a bath w/baking soda when I had the chicken pox. Aveeno has an oatmeal bath (or at least they used to have) that is really good. And definitely try Caladryl. It looks terrible, but works. Hope she feels better soon!

He And Me + 3 said...

She is so pretty. Great pictures. Happy Birthday!
My daughter had a mall scavenger hunt party this year. Big Fun! Can't wait to see the pictures.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Happy Birthday to her! Hope she is feeling better soon....

And my name that my mom calls me is sissy...too funny! Love it!

Farmgirl Paints said...

She is just a doll. What a beautiful little girl! And she looks alot like you. Hope you make lots of memories on her special day:)

Lori said...

what a beautiful birthday girl you have... sorry she had to spend it being miserable, but I'm sure she got a bit of pampering all day

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Eleven is such a great age. Hope she starts feeling a little better.

Happy Birthday, she's darling!

Femin Susan said...

happy birthday!
My sister also turned out to be 11 just a few days a go.Poor thing.Hope she feels better soon.
Cheers!

mama's smitten said...

Gosh she looks so much like you! Hope she feels better soon ! Happy Birthday Sissy! :)

Alicia said...

Awwww!! Your poor little sweety!!!! I'm not sure about what to do w/ the itchyness it Benadryl isn't working.

How fun about the shopping party!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to your beautiful princess!!!

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