Monday, August 20, 2007


Zack called and is feeling much better.  They kept him in the ER for an hour, treating him for an unknown allergy.  He is taking two different kinds of meds and is feeling much better.  The swelling has gone down but he is still very sore. 

He is very sure that it isn't seafood related.  He's always been very careful to avoid any kind of seafood, much as he loves crab and shrimp.  The weird part is that only the areas exposed to the air were affected, his face, neck, arms and hands.  That his tongue swelled as well makes me think it was airborne. 

At any rate he's doing much better.  The guys at work are teasing him that he's just homesick (awwwwwwwww... I miss you too Zachary!) but I'm pretty sure its something more complicated than that.  I'm just relieved that the medicine is helping, even though the cause is still a mystery.

Thanks again folks.  As always, you have been a great source of comfort and support when things go a little wacky here in my life.  Love you all,



deshelestraci said...

So glad he is doing better!  Allergies can be scary things!

ktkamanski said...

Hoping this brings him some kind of comfort soon (there's never anything like the comforts of home) but hoping this will bring him some relief. Take care and have a better tomorrow!

jckfrstross said...

Praise God he is ok! hope he can figure out what caused it. Hugs for all


princesssaurora said...

Oh good news... glad he is better!!!!  How scary... but you are right, it sounds environmental... could even be sun related.  

{{{ Jody }}}

be well,

hewasolddog299 said...

Having been through anaphylactic shock myself, I am pleased to hear Zach is doing better. Do remind him that they often spray entire lawns down there for chinch bugs, fire ants and the like. Also, unless something has changed since last I visited Florida, they were spraying indoors for cockroaches, spiders, etc. at least every three weeks. So it might have been residue of recent spraying that did him in. Just a thought.


glensfork4 said...

Glad he is better...Thank you Lord.


n0n065 said...

Hi, I'm a reader who has never commented until now. Did the doctor prescribe an EpiPen for your son (or some kind of auto-injectable epinephrine)? Since he doesn't know what caused the reaction, he may get exposed again. He could have a more severe reaction the second time around. I'm just a mom also, and worry about kids when they first leave home. I'm sure his doctor already thought of this.

swmpgrly said...

too bad they didnt know so he could avoid it.