Independence day and all through the house panicked feet ran, searching for albuterol.
I had a late night snack. A small cup of yogurt. Something I eat all the time. I never expected an allergic reaction. My legs got antsy and began to itch. It got hard to breath and my vision went all funny.
Everyone scrambled to get the drugs I needed to stop it before it turned into a full blown anaphylactic reaction. Benadryl, Zantac, albuterol and Atrovent nebulizer. With the Epi pens in hand and Dragon ready to dial 911, we waited.
Slowly my breathing improved and the black spots faded from my vision. It felt like an eternity to me but probably only lasted about 15 minutes. I am feeling better today. Sleepy because I am keeping myself doped up on benadryl and shaking from the pro air.
I am not taking any chances today. No questionable food. No smoke. No fireworks. My body is set on twitchy right now. Ready to fight any invaders.
The first really bad reaction in years. Guess I should count myself lucky.