I’m back home from the emergency room.
I think my allergic reaction to poison ivy started during the last hunt in Arkansas.
We sat on the ground in some briars and I had a feeling something wasn’t right.
On my drive to Oklahoma the next day, I had an itch on my left wrist. I thought it was a mosquito bite or just a scratch from a briar.
I felt fine that night and even the entire next day of hunting with Michael and Matt.
But that night I started feeling itchy on a few spots. They do have a cat and dog, which I am allergic to but I did not touch them.
That night, Michaels wife said I looked glazed over in my eyes. I think that’s when it started to hit my body.
The room I slept in had a litter box in it so that may have excelerated my reaction.
I couldn’t sleep and woke up edgy and itchy.
My face looked red and swollen. So I left at 6am to drive home.
On the drive, my itch and swelling got worse.
I had to stop at Walmart fit some topical cremes and Benadryl.
That helped a bit.
When I got home 12 hours later, my swelling got worse. The worst part is I couldn’t hug or kiss my wife and kids. I didn’t want them to catch it.
I was dead tired so by 7pm I went to bed.
I woke up at 11pm and couldnt see out of my left eye due to swelling.
I took more mess and went to bed.
Woke up at 5am and it was bad. I got in the car and drove to the ER.
They took me in thinking I was in a fight. But were surprised when I said it was an allergic reaction.
So They got an IV in me and shoot some steroids, Benadryl and something else directly into my bloodstream.
Well, after an hour, they sent me home with more steroids and meds.
I’m. Pretty doped ip right now burnish wanted to post this update.
Deertour – Never Quit!
Thank you all for your well wishes and to everyone I met on the trip.