Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One day left! and face....

There is only one day left for the Pink Artist Quilt Raffle. Go to my button on the side or click on this link to donate & view the lovely quilt & all the other prizes being donated & given to this worthy cause. Pictures of this quilt were in the Art Quilting Studio magazine & I think anyone would just love to have this in their home. I know I would & no dogs allowed on it!

Yikes, I had to go to the Emergency Room last night when I was at work. I woke up from a nap with my ears burning & a little redness too my neck. I took a non drowsy Benadryl & went to work. By the time I went in, my ear lobes were bright red & burning and the inflammation was going up my face to my cheeks. After 2 hours at work, I could feel the heat coming off my face & my eyes were watering, then I got scared when my throat started to feel scratchy. This is one of the times when I'm so happy to work down the hall from the Emergency Room there at St. Anns. I told one of my co-workers who hadn't seen my face at all (I was hiding it with my long hair) what was going on. She said I looked like I had a bad Sun burn. ER admitted me with severe allergic reaction, and gave ma steriod IV with Bendryl. By then, my lips were swollen & so were my eyes. The ER was so busy, but they all gave me priority (once again thank goodness I worked there). Dr Prall who I talk to on the phone all the time said it was a shame we had to met face to face like this, but she was great checking up on me & laughing when I laughed. I was so drowsy from the Bendryl, I came home but called Chris before I left. Once again luck here as I only live 8 minutes away, but I had the window down with cold air keeping me awake. I crashed so hard when I got home.

Now, I'm awake & my face is still swollen, but the inflammation at least doesn't burn or have heat. My ears are just irritated, and my neck is still red. I have a prescription for oral Steriods & if they don't work, to my personal doctor. I have no idea what caused this. The same thing happened to me in Squaw Valley but on a smaller scale. I have no idea what is doing this. I'm using the same shampoo, soap, face cream. I didn't eat anything different yesterday, or do anything different. I'm not allergic to my dogs, but they might have brought in something...but how did I get this is Tahoe too. So, if it happens again, I've got to go to an allergist at least to get an epi pen as the ER doctor said it might be worse next time. One of the nurses told me another nurse almost died when a patient came in with Teak Oil in her hair & caused the nurse to have a severe reaction where they had to tube her. Okay, so I'm scared now. I'm going to be really diligent about this allergy & try to figure out. About the only thing that I can connect with what I was doing in Tahoe & yesterday was that I was working with the resin Magic Gloss, but Chris checked out the website & it said non toxic. Still, next time I use it, I'll wear gloves & wash everything really really well just in case. Sucks having allergies.
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6 comments:

abeadlady said...

Poor you! Keep us posted on what you find out. Allergies are nothing to mess with.

arline

Magpie's Mumblings said...

As the comment says above, allergies are nothing to mess with, especially when you're having such a severe reaction. Take care of yourself and get tested to find out the cause.

pam T said...

o Dot, you poor thing! Hope you are feeling LOTS better.... ;)

Carol said...

Gosh, I'm glad that you are OK, but still you better check it out. I had that reaction once to shell fish, though I have never had it again. It definitely is scarey.

Pam R said...

Dot this happened at AFIC too, do you remember?

Just because you are using the same product does not mean the ingredients have not been changed by the mfg.

Make sure you have the Epi Pen when you come next week.

Pam

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, glad you are feeling better! Allergies are nothing to mess with, that was pretty severe! I am very familiar with the red hot ears, neck and face, but benedryl works. I hope you don't mind my pushiness, but is it possible to get rid of that resin altogether and find a different product? - Your caring, allergy ridden blog friend, Lisa C. - Take care!