My Sweet Boy
This morning Gus and I were in our comfy clothes and decided to build the train tracks on the floor and play together. He and I were having a ton of fun and then I got a text from my friend Lesley asking what we were doing. I had hoped to eventually get motivated and head to Target and Kroger, but wasn't sure if it was going to happen today. She invited us to meet up at the park and I declined.
Then I got a text from my friend Kristina asking what we were doing and she asked if we wanted to meet at a different park or come to her house and play in the backyard. I declined both. Then after texting for a bit I decided that it's a gorgeous day, and sure, we'd go out.
We ended up all meeting at the park that Lesley was at and when we arrived it was getting warm, but was tolerable. Kristina arrived a little bit later with Dillon and the kids played while we chatted.
Gus and Logan
He LOVES the swings!!
Not too long after Kristina and Dillon arrived, Gus was playing under the play structure.
All of a sudden, he started screaming a scream that instantly told me something was SERIOUSLY wrong. He came running out from under the play thing and was holding his left arm out and was so scared. I looked and there was a HUGE wasp on his arm. I swatted it away and noticed a giant welt on his arm and a spot of blood where the stinger had gone into his wrist. He had a second spot too which looked like he had been stung as well.
I didn't even know what to do. He was so upset and I tried to put my cold water bottle on it to cool it, but he didn't want anything touching it. Immediately, Kristina hopped on her phone and checked to see what it said about wasp stings and allergic reactions. Being his first sting, I wasn't sure if he was allergic or not.
Thankfully, he calmed down a bit and I could see that it was swelling but no hives or rash. His tongue and face didn't swell and he just looked like he was in a lot of pain. He kept giving me his wrist to kiss (I kiss all his owies) over and over because the pain was still there. :-(
I left immediately and we got home and I put some ice on it (he didn't want it) and gave him some Benadryl and pain medicine. He ate lunch and seemed to be okay. He snuggled with me and then it was time for his nap.
It was a scary moment and I'm just thankful that he's okay and his sting didn't cause more health problems. It made me thankful that he doesn't have any allergies (thus far) and made me realize how blessed we are to not have to experience the fear of discovering that he does have an allergy. I'm done with being scared out of my mind for a while!! Too much excitement for me!!