Sunday, February 26, 2006

Learned something new today...

Sandy and Alan are super good to me! They knew I was feeling a little blue so they bought me some iris to work today to cheer me up! We had talked several weeks ago about how those are my favorite flowers! Sandy is also having a stressful week because of conference madness and broken foot!! (that she keeps dancing on!) So I felt super special that despite her crazy life right now she took the time to show me love!

So later on at home I was putting the flowers in a vase. Malachy really wanted one so being the sucker I am I gave him one. He ran all over the kitchen with it laughing and sating flawa as best her can. Then Kim said what's wrong with Malachy's face and I said nothing. Upon close look it was pretty red and splochy but I ignored it. A few minutes later I picked him up to change his diaper and he still had the flower. I noticed his face was all broken out, his eye lids were puffy and the veins were popping out. (Malachy was fine though...he showed NO sign of discomfort) Mark says maybe the boy is allergic to pollen so we take away flower and he slowly got better! Strange huh!?? He's allergic to flowers! I wonder what this will mean come spring! He didn't seem to have any problems last spring. Neither Mark or I have any allergies. I should ask the doctor if it is something I need to be concerned about.

5 comments:

Meghan said...

Irises are my favorite flower too! Every year for Valentine's Day Joe gets me a bouquet of Irises and Tulips from ProFlowers, it's so pretty. I hope Malachy isn't allergic to all pollen!

stangmasterflash said...

Gosh... just reading about allergies makes me all teary eyed.

Lauren said...

maybe it was just that he got it all over his face or something. maybe he'll be alright if he's just in the vicinity of the flowers.
here's hoping.

Anonymous said...

OH NO!! I'm sorry Steph! Next time, we'll stick to bringing you coffee to make you feel better!
- Sandy

Steph Stanger said...

Ohh Sandy, I was afraid you would read that and feel bad. Please DON'T Malachy REALLY enjoyed playing with the Iris and when be "broke out" he wasn't in ANY discomfort at all! It's better to know now that he may have a allergy then later...so it's not a bad thing! And I LOVE my flowers!