Sunday Early AM and I am up and getting ready to go greet before early church. Nothing unusual-just making lists in my head of all the things I plan to do the rest of the day, using the curling iron, just getting ready as I do everyday. My eye begins to really itch-I've had this happen before. It is some allergic reaction to something in my environment. Since I have been here 4 or 5 times in the last year or so, I get out the allergy drops for my eye and take a Clartin-to nip it in the bud. I begin to get stopped up, but just keep on trucking-in very short order my feet begin to itch like crazy. I am rubbing my anit itch cream on them and wondering what in the world is going on. I walk to the other end of the house and begin coughing and then in a few minutes realize that my throat is beginning to swell. WHAT IN THE WORLD! I take a benedryl-hoping to stop what ever is going on. When I realize I am mouth breathing like I am out for my fastest run, I go tell Bob that I need to go get a shot. On the way to town, we discuss should we go to urgent care or to the ER. For some reason we decide ER would be best. I actually think I am beginning to get better and start second guessing whether I am over-reacting! Maybe I should just go home and wait and see if the anit-histamines take over. Well we are on the way, so we just go on to the hospital. I go in and they immediately usher me back to triage. The triage nurse takes me on back to an examination room and the doctor is back there pronto. I HAVE NEVER BEEN to an emergency room and seen such fast action! Usually it's sit around and wait to sit around and wait more. He looks in my throat and says HMMMMM!!!!!!. The next thing I know the nurse has a double handful of syringes and is putting in an IV. Well I think, this will take care of it. They give me an epi shot, a benedryl shot and a steriod shot-what more could I need. They wait a little while and he comes back in the room with the nurse and he looks at my throat again. He says you throat is so swollen that we could not put an airway in if you needed it. The meds will make the swelling go down, but we need to watch you and make sure you do not rebound after the meds wear off. I am thinking, I will sit in ER for a while and then go home-NO he is thinking I will be admitted. Bobby goes out of the room and the nurse corners him and tells him that I will be in ICU since my airway needs to be monitored and that is the only place they can do that. WHAT DO YOU MEAN ICU???????? I stayed in ICU for about 10 hours while they continue to give me antihistimines and monitor my stats. The nurse did say I was the only one in the unit gripping and wanting out and that he would love to have more patients as healthy. They finally put me in a room upstairs where I was forced to stay the night. In my mind, the entire time, I am thinking I JUST NEED TO GO HOME! This morning FINALLY they let me go! My insides are shaking I am so wired from all of the meds, but there are no other after effects. HOW WIERD IS THIS???? I do now have an epi pen to keep with me, just in case. This may never occur again, but you never know. The bad thing is that we have NO idea what is causing it.
On the home front, the contracter is here putting up the molding! HURRAY! The floor people will come back Wednesday and seal the floor. The appliances will be here tomorrow. It is coming together slowly but surely!
Missed my morning run-will make that up tomorrow. Life goes on Friends-life goes on!