Here are pictures of Jaileigh when she was covered in hives. You can see how swollen her poor face was. Her whole body was actually swollen. She couldn't even wear shoes her feet were so swollen.
These pictures are pretty poor quality, they were taken with my phone. My camera has been on the blink and I just figured out that it was the camera card and not the camera. Hooray!
Hives on her leg. On the 2nd day I took her in to Michael's allergy doctor. He gave her a steroid shot and put her on Zyrtec twice a day and Benadryl 4 times a day. If I kept up that regime she seemed to do better. The redness stayed in control. I also gave her cool oatmeal baths.
By day 4 and 5 she was feeling better but still had hives all over. It took a good week for them to go away. We still have no idea what caused them either.
I also let her run around without clothes on and swim in the nice cool pool whenever she wanted.
I woke up Tuesday (6/21) morning sicker than a dog. I think that I ate something with onions in it the day before. I am allergic to onions so this is was no bueno. On top of that, Jaileigh woke up covered in hives. My mom got Jaileigh in to see her doctor. We were planning on going home today at nap time. Our friend Karen was meeting us in Vegas to help me drive back to California. The day was not starting off well. On top of all the sicknesses, I still hadn't packed. Anyway, I ran Jaileigh in to the doctor. She was having an allergic reaction to something. He told me to give her benadryl and to take her in to her pediatrician if she wasn't getting better in 2 days. I was feeling better so I decided to continue on with our journey home.
I packed with the help of Rori and my mom, threw everyone in their carseats and my mom drove us to Vegas. We went to my friends house and hung out all afternoon. She let the kids swim, entertained them, and fed us before sending us on our way. Thank you so much to the Kristen and Glenna! You saved our day. Thanks to my mom for getting us to Vegas and my dad for coming and picking her up. It takes a village to get us taken care of.
I did a poor job of taking pictures. I didn't get any of Kristen or Glenna or the swimming. I did get the otter pop pictures though.
Jake, Anthony and Michael
Jaileigh. You can see some of her hives.
We made it home Tuesday night by 10. Karen slept over and the next day her brother picked her up. Thank you so much Karen!
When I turned 15 I became a lifeguard at the local City Pool. I went on to be a Swim Instructor. I worked in pools for the next 13 years. When we moved to California I finally gave it up. While we were in St. George I talked my sister into going to the old City Pool with me. It was fun to see that it was just the same.
Rori helping Jaileigh with her sun glasses.
Annie loves to climb out, turn around and jump right back in. She is such a dare devil.
After the wedding luncheon we headed over to Julie's house to change our clothes and to say some good-byes.
The kids found their favorite toy, the cooler.
Then they found the really big cooler.
I let the water out of it so they had even more fun.
Annie found a little baby cooler, just her size.
I love the looks on all our faces. Jake is trying to persuade me to do something I'm sure. Mark is watching to see what will unfold, and I'm madly trying to think of something to distract Jake from whatever he is wanting.
Julie made it home and what a greeting she is getting.
Jake, Michael, and Anthony
Grandma and Grandpa too!
"Grandma, let us out! We promise not to run in different directions!"
Michael is so excited, look at his face.
Grandma let Jake wear her shoes.
Grandpa Pops made it back with a yummy cake!
An early Happy Father's Day cake.
Showing the cake to the kids.
Yum! Beau Brummel's chocolate rum cake. Delicious!
Annie drinking Grandma's water.
Michael and Daddy
Annie finding it humorous to crawl under the table.
Grandma and Grandpa Pops enjoying their grandbabies.
Annie, Jaileigh, and Anthony in Julie's spotless garage.
Drinking big boy drinks.
Anthony and Jake
Another BBQ. Chicken, hot dogs, and burgers.
Mark cheffing it up.
Annie found a stash of money under the chair.
There goes Jake.
I think they recognize kindred spirits.
Brothers- Dave and Greg
Jaileigh wanted to be friends too.
Annie adoring someone.
Fixing Michael's owie. Good thing Grandpa Pops had his first aid supplies.
I wasn't lucky enough to get to watch this but from what I heard my foursome ganged up on poor uncle Greg. I'm not even sure I want to know the whole story. I do know that there was some ice throwing involved. Sorry Greg!
Putting ice down each others diapers.
Lisa and I chatting over her burger.
The two oldest brothers.
Dave and Tom
Julie rinsing off the gatoraide that someone spilled.
Annie found a new place to hang out.
Grandma showing off her birthday gift to Jack.
Someone is tired!
Two other someones were tired too. Parents of the groom, Jack and Lisa.
After the BBQ we headed back to St. George. We arrived at my parents house about 11:00 pm. The kids slept the whole way. I was exhausted and don't know how Mike stayed awake to drive us. It took us 4 hours. We didn't dare stop for fear the kids would wake up. Our wonderful journey and vacation is slowing coming to an end. Happy Anniversary Honey!