Thursday, January 31, 2008

Poor Boy!

This afternoon as I handed Landon his sandwich for lunch I wasn't looking and accidentally hit him in the eye with his sandwich. He started crying and said that his eye hurt. I apologized and sent him to the table to eat his sandwich. He kept on crying and wouldn't eat his sandwich so I sent him to his room to calm down. After a couple minutes I told him to come back out to eat his sandwich. He came out, sat down at the table, and continued to cry. At this point I was thinking to myself "Seriously I barely touched you with that sandwich what is your problem." He then started saying something about his eyes. Well I finally looked over at him only to realize that his eyes were all red and puffy and they were surrounded by little bumps that looked like welts. I started to freak out a little bit as Jared was gone at school with the car and our phone line had not been working for the last day and a half. I decided to try the phone with little hope that it would actually work. I lucked out as the phone company had actually sent someone over to fix the phone line way earlier then expected (they were not supposed to come out until tomorrow around noon). I called my Mom to ask what to do. I had no idea what had caused this reaction around his eyes and I was worried that I had caused it by accidentally hitting him in the face with his sandwich. My mom asked me if he had been playing with anything new or if we had anything new around the house that might have caused an allergic reaction. I tried to think of what it could be but nothing was coming to me. Then it hit me; this morning we received our feather mattress topper in the mail. Landon was in our room when I put it on our bed. Apparently Landon is allergic to our feather mattress topper. Since Landon has eczema I know that he is likely to have other allergies but we really haven't had too many problems with them so far so it never occurred to me that he might have an allergy to feathers. My mom told me to give him some benadryl and to keep an eye on him but he should be fine. We always have benadryl around the house but today we were out. Having no car and no way to contact Jared I decided to give our neighbor down the street a call. Sister Brown is an older lady in our ward who has been very kind to us since we moved here. She is a nurse and she was nice enough to run to the store and pick up both benadryl and clariton (the pharmacist told her this would be better for someone Landon's age) for us. Sister brown really saved the day and Landon is now looking much better. I am sad that Landon is allergic to our bed topper but I am so thankful that our phone started working in the nick of time and that we have such kind and selfless ward members who are willing to take the time and offer service whenever possible. Here are some pictures of Landon with puffy face:

15 comments:

Perkins Girls said...

I'm so glad he is doing better now! You guys really are blessed! I love you!!!

ccnelson2001 said...

oops sorry i posted that while i was still on my dorm login!

Kerstin said...

hahaha CC I was like who are the perkins girls? How do they know me and why do they love me?

Norby Family said...

That stinks! First a big ear then puffy eyes. Poor boy!

Ellsworth Family said...

Oh, how sad, I hope that he is better now!!

Jodi Jean said...

oh my goodness!! how scary! i'm glad all is better. isn't the church great, you always have family no matter where you are!

Theresa said...

ahhhh,.. poor little guy. So,.. what will you do for a mattress topper now? will the overstock take it back? or will you just be giving landon claritin all the time?

Ariane said...

Poor kid! I am so glad that your phone started working though and that your neighbor was able to help you out. It makes you realize how blessed you are to have such great neighbors!

It's sad that you thought you hurt him with the sandwich, but I think that happens to all of us. Yesterday, Clayton got his fingers slammed in the door and I thought he was crying because Noah was playing with his car. I'm glad Landon's feeling better though!

Theresa said...

I'm just glad he didn't end up being allergic to the sandwich because that's what I thought you were going to say when I first glimpsed the pics. haha. :(

Benjamin said...

Aw, the poor little junt! :( *cries* I'm glad he's better now, though!!!

Jen said...

Sad! Those pictures are so pathetic. Poor boy and his allergic reactions. And poor parents and their new bed topper that makes him hurt.

H&S said...
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H&S said...

I hate to say it, but I've seen sandwich eye before, and this is definitely it.



Just kidding.

H&S said...

Okay, I'm cracking myself up, but the title of your post is Poor Boy, you know, like the sandwich?


Wow, I need a new Office so I don't have to resort to entertaining myself.

Maggie said...

I'm so glad you figured out what the real problem was. Poor Landon and allergies. It's no fun to be stranded and without a phone! Thank goodness for good neighbors who care!