After the doctor

So, the advice nurse got back to me and said "We need to see him right away. Has he had any trouble breathing?"  That's when I started to really worry. But he came out of his room, pulled a monkey face, and said (with his usual jocularity) that he felt fine, except for his "buttcheek" lips (and Hitch-like ear). So we dressed and skee-daddled to the doc, who said it could be a bug bite, but it could also be a *drumroll please* food allergy.

#1- food allergy - nuts. He's been eating a lot of peanut butter toast and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches lately.
#2 - shrimp and shellfish. My boy had TWO dinners last night. Chicken and dumplings at home and then shrimp kabobs at a friends house.

When I was pregnant with him, shrimp was one of the things that I couldn't eat. Every time I did, I got sick. I stopped after the second time. And for a long time after, any more than two pieces would make me sick. We have finally reached the point where I can cook and eat shrimp stir-fry, but I don't make it all that often cuz … good shrimp is spendy. So, Josh gets lots of Benadryl, if that doesn't help he has an Rx for Prednisone (sp?) but to use with caution and as a last resort.

If it's a bug bite, the doc suggested stripping his bed (done!). But I think we need to vacuum the thing. And maybe bleach it just to be sure.

On a side note: Josh has named his guitar "Theodore". Not Teddy, Theodore. And he can almost play a song on it.

Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.
- Samuel Butler