Monday, June 16, 2008

Instant Gratification

Jay and Jack came home this morning from being out and about for a couple hours. Jay's first words when he walked in the door were "Go show your mother." Uh oh, what could this be? Jack wandered over to me and pulled up his shirt to reveal a tiny 35 pound body with little bumps all over his stomach, back and arms.

I think Jack has heat rash;Or he's having an allergic reaction to something. I took one look at it and told Jay he probably needed to give Jack some Benadryl. It works wonders for hives, if you don't mind immediately drugging your child as a first step in health care triage.

Jay called Jack over to take the medicine. Jack is a great medicine taker so he took it like a champ. Although, like most kids in his generation, he was looking for instant gratification. He swallowed the medicine, lifted up his shirt, looked down at his belly and said, "It's not working."


Ms Picket To You said...

Benadryl is the cure for EVERYTHING. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere, but anyhoo, when in doubt, benadryl.

I however am the unlucky mom of kids who do not get sleepy on it.

Dette said...

LOL - that Jack is too cute for words! Hope the rash goes away soon!