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Today has been exciting. We took the girls to the zoo. It was a nice zoo, but sticky warm today. We did not pack for this weather. The girls seemed to enjoy it after Elle was initially scared of the chimps.
Late this afternoon I started having an allergic reaction. I am not sure what to. I haven’t had this happen before. It started with my eyes swelling, and hurting. I thought maybe I was getting an infection in my eyes. Then we meet the other adoptive parents and families to go to dinner. On the walk there my throat started swelling, my voice changed, and my whole body itched. Luckily I had Benadryl with us. I sat down, and took two Benadryl and a Zyrtec. The dinner was great, but I wasn’t getting better. My lips started swelling too. We left dinner early to head to the hotel. On the way out, a dad handed me his Epi pen with quick instructions. By the time we got back to the hotel, it was clear to me that I wasn’t getting better, but I wasn’t getting worse. MJ wanted to stab me with the Epi pens “just in case”. I said no, and I think it’s unhealthy how badly he wanted to stab me. He has promised he will try to hit my thigh tonight in the dark if I need it. I told him not to worry…I won’t leave him alone with 5 kiddos…..
Well I have taken another dose of Benadryl. Hopefully this works! It’s certainly making me sleepy!
The girls continue to grow, progress, and thrive. They are not the same girls we met just over a week ago. Watching them blossom is so amazing and rewarding! I love being a mom! Can’t wait to get home, and have all 5 babies in my nest!
Today we had the girls’ medical exam. The physician was very nice. He said that Elle was perfectly healthy. He didn’t see any delays, and said she was a smart girl!! For Mae, he said her heart sounded great, and that her cleft lip and palate surgeries were very well done. Hurray!! Elle had to have blood drawn because she is older than 2. They wouldn’t let me in the room. 😦 She came out sobbing, but once she was in my arms again she calmed down quickly. We are doing great!