Steve woke me up to check out his stings this morning. 2 looked pretty bad so he called in, crawled back to bed and slept a bit. Off to Patient First when he wakes up.
He IS having an allergic reaction. He also found another bite on the top of his right hand. So, he has stings right above his right knee, right hand, on his belly between his belly button and hip (on the right) and one right above his right elbow more to the back side of his arm. So not fun. They gave him a steroid shot, a steroid z-pack and told him to stay home tomorrow.
Around 8pm he starts to feel bad again. He’s sweaty, clammy, stomach not right, very thirsty and after he scratches the one on his hand notices it swelling more and more. All of the bites started swelling almost like they were balloons being blown up. The one on his hand swelled so bad, you couldn’t see his knuckle. The one on his upper arm was as big as a soft ball and 3/4 around his arm.
Off to Patient First again.
Now his got a shot of Epinephrine, a script for 2 Epi pens and Benadryl. Super, a second reaction. He was really shaky when he got back, she said he would from the shot. Poor guy!
Nurse Thompson, reporting for duty.