Or hello food that I've eaten forever, but will now never, ever eat again.
I got to go to the emergency room last night courtesy of these delectable little shellfish.
I made some wonderful shrimp in garlic butter sauce for dinner last night. It was delicious and everyone was happy. Right after I put the girls to bed around 8pm, I noticed the palms of my hands were itchy. And come to think of it, my feet were itchy too.
Soon the itchiness got worse and I was standing in cold water in the bathtub asking Wayne what he thought was going. He has had a run-in with shrimp in the past and said I was probably just having a reaction and that I shouldn't worry about it.
That's when I noticed the hives. Hives spreading up my arms and legs, arms and legs that were also starting to itch. And I was UNCOMFORTABLE.
I took some Benadryl.
O wait, then that's when my feet and hands started swelling and I started to lose feeling in my fingers and toes. Now I was uncomfortable and nearing crazed.
Wayne was finally convinced that I need to go to the hospital so we took off and my Mom watched the girls for us. On the way out to the truck I swallowed and realized that my tongue was swelling and threatening to block my breathing! Yikes! This caused Wayne to take the situation a bit more seriously and drive a lot faster.
I signed myself in and we went to sit down. Now I was dizzy and weak and itchy and a little sick to my stomach. The triage nurse called me in quickly (they thought I was an emergency too) and started asking me questions.
I had my eyes closed and when I opened them everything was violet! Like an Andy Warhol picture where everything was purple with a slight bit of black contrast. I told the nurse and that got me 'fast tracked' to a room.
There was a lot of laying down and drifting off to sleep in the room. But they gave me an IV and a bunch of drugs to stop the reaction. We watched Mythbusters even though everyone else was watching the Ohio State/Florida game. Go Gators! We're not big football people but when it came time to discharge me it was also the end of the game and the process took a while do to the celebrating.
We walked into the door, I mumbled thanks to my Mom and fell fast asleep. I feel a lot better today, but they have me taking the 'cocktail' of medication for a few more days just to be cautious.
My great friend Lisa took Ali for a day of fun with her kids (a lifesaver since I had to tell Ali first thing this morning I had to tell her we couldn't go to Sea World 'cause I wasn't up to it). Emily's a sleepy-potomas 'cause she got her 6 month shots this morning.
I'm going to go take a nap. I'm hoping to make it to knitting tonight. :)