No, Stella is not trying out for the role of Quasimodo in an all-baby production of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Nope, the above picture is just another adventure in to the world of her many allergies. This one was an allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. We were outside for 5, yes 5, short minutes on Sunday afternoon and one of the little insects managed to bite her on the outside corner of her left eye. Despite Benadryl and Neosporin, she woke up yesterday morning looking quite rough.
From the second we noticed the bite we were on alert. See, back in October during our ill-fated Columbus Day camping trip in Galveston (I don't think I posted about this now that I think about it, one of the many mental posts lost in my busy absence maybe) she was bitten many times as the campsites were swarmed with mosquitoes. Her bites eventually swelled up and turned into a staph infection. Ugh! After about 3 weeks, many doses of Benadryl, and a special prescription Neosporin-like medicine later they were under control. So when this newest bite happened we figured it might get ugly. So we dosed and slathered. But, again, it didn't help much.
A quick trip to the doctor yesterday afternoon confirmed that it was, in fact, just an allergic reaction and we could do little else for it other than wait. So that's what we have been doing. Luckily though she is used to having random mishaps and medical drama follow her and she hasn't slowed down a bit. So much so that she got hurt at school today. I guess having compromised vision from the aforementioned swollen eye affected her depth perception and she ran into a wall. Poor thing! Now she looks like this.
Luckily the swelling from the allergic reaction has gone down quite a bit today. But she now sports a nice bruise on her cheek/eye area. Oh well, such is life. But my little girl is a trooper. She has kept her perky spirits about her and has been as into everything as she usually is. So that is a blessing and we have been enjoying her goofiness despite whatever malady befalls her.
So, just another little adventure here in Drosche Land. Another little health/medical issue for us to power through. We're always kept on our toes here. Always.
All is well, swollen but unstoppable, in Drosche Land.