Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Close Call

I went to work this morning. Ended up in our emergency room because my hands, face, neck, back swelled and broke out in an awful rash. Turns out I am allergic to the antibiotics they gave me for my infection on my foot. Turns out that i am allergic to anything with sulfa in it. I was really scared..my tongue swelled and i could feel the back of my throat start to shut. My tongue turned sheet white. They poured a ton of Benedryl in an I.V. , some steroids and some other stuff and within a half hour i was a new person. I still have one eye a little swelled but they also gave me a antihistamine with steroids in it.

So no more Bactrim for me!!!!

Here's a site if you want to learn more about it...I sure did!!!

9 comments:

Colby said...

Geesh. That whole throat-swelling thing must have been terrifying. That's really my recurring nightmare in a nutshell. I'm glad you're ok.

FoxyMoron said...

Lucky you were in a hospital when it happened! Hope you continue to feel better.

Karmyn R said...

Yikes Caroline! How very scary. I think a lot of people are allergic to the Sulfa drugs.

Hang in there - I hope this all heals up quickly.

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

The joys of an allergic reaction! Glad they managed to 'get it' quickly too.

Stacy said...

OMG nice fun time! Sorry!

LiLu said...

Oh, my lord... so glad you're okay! xoxo

Jen said...

whoa! that would have been sooo scary! I'm glad you pulled through! :-)

Cheryl said...

I am so glad you went to the ER! I'm so thankful that they found out what the cause was and could treat it right away. That must have been so frightening. I hope you are feeling much better now. Make sure your loved ones pamper you, although I'm sure they will!
Take care of yourself!
XXXXXXX

momma(mary) said...

That is really rough when what you take because your sick makes you sicker! Hope all straightens out soon for you.