December 26, 2004


Who knew Queenie would turn out to be mildly allergic to the antibiotic Biaxin? Certainly not me; I've been popping 'em for a sore throat - at my physician's direction, of course - for two days now. Didn't want to be sick for Christmas, after all!

My throat doesn't hurt anymore, but last night at about 3a.m., I turned bright red all over, and had a long visit with the Ghost of Christmas Vomit. I've been made to see the error of my ways, via a phone consultation with the doctor.

This morning, I could barely sit up to watch my babies get their Santy Claus. When my relatives all piled in at eleven, I was puking guts into a stainless-steel bowl and shitting what looked to be motor oil. Poor Mr. MacFarland had to take the Boo-Radley cousin leg-humping for me, and play host as well. He hates that shit; consequently, as soon as I can keep down a cracker, I owe him a hummer.

All the ham, the 'tater salad, the devilled eggs, the broccoli and rice casserole, the congealed salad, the sweet-potato souffle, the home-made bread, the sweet tea, the apple pie, the Christmas cookies, the fudge...not for me. I had Jello.

Now there's nothing on tv but The Sound of Music and It's a Wonderful Life.

Bah fucking humbug.

Posted by Queenie at December 26, 2004 12:08 AM

Consider yourself extremely lucky. I lost a friend to a Keflex reaction, and she had taken it before with no problem. She managed to call 911 before passing out. By the time the EMT's got there, she was braindead but still "alive". They kept her on a machine until her grown children could fly in to say goodbye to the thing that had been their mother.

Oh, and Merry Christmas, Queenie McScrooge.

Posted by: Mamamontezz at December 26, 2004 01:31 AM

Mama is right. That's some scary shit. I almost lost my aunt to such a reaction. She was navy blue by the time the EMTs got there, and was apparently seconds away.

She lost a bit of memory, but has otherwise made a full recovery.

Broadcast that allergy to the world!

Nonetheless, I enjoyed commiserating with you... from one sick bed to the next!

Merry effing Christmas, indeed. ; )

Posted by: Key at December 26, 2004 08:49 PM

Ho-fucking ho,Sounds like misery, yikes.
YOu are lucky as Mama pointed out.I worked for a vet in collegeand saw a dog die from a Keflex allergy. Ask your pharmacist to review any anti biotics you take as there can be reactions to similar formulations.
Hope ya get better .I think your blogs hysterical.

Posted by: NeilV at December 27, 2004 10:18 AM

Hope you're feeling better, Queenie!

Posted by: pam at December 27, 2004 11:07 AM

I'm glad you survived. I did to, just barely. Now, let's get down to brass tacks. What kinda Hummer you talkin' about? Maybe I'll be your Christmas host next year... Hell, no matter what kind of hummer you're talkin' about, I'll volunteer. There no such a thing as a "bad" hummer...

'Neck ;)

Posted by: RedNeck at December 27, 2004 07:57 PM

*smacking forehead* How did I miss your blog for so long?

Mamamontezz told me to check you out as you're a fellow Bama blogger, so here I am. YOU are a riot, even through the vomit and all. Blogrolled ya!

Posted by: Beth at December 28, 2004 01:44 AM

Hope you're feeling better soon...My daughter had a reaction to that same antibiotic and swelled up like a ballon. We had to have the paramedics over at about 3 a.m. to let the air out of her.

It was pretty damn scary.

But I didn't panic, until later.

On the plus side, a few days like this, and I bet you'll drop at least 5 lbs. (Not that I'm assuming you need to, but as a woman, we must always look for the silver lining in these terrible situations).

Posted by: catzmeow at December 29, 2004 10:46 AM
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