Thursday, April 7, 2011
Robin has a penicillin allergy. Her entire body from head to knee is covered in red hives, some just a blush of pink, some a deep, angry crimson and threatening to burst. She may shed skin. She has a fever ranging between 99 and 101. She itches all over. She's barely eaten, nurses like mad (good thing since she's not showing any signs of dehydration), and refuses all but the merest sips of water or juice. Yet her spirit is, as ever, irrepressible, exuberant, curious. And extra cuddly. She's also doped out; Benadryl and ibuprofen are her current two new friends.