Janice needs to make a New Year's resolution NOT to go to the emergency room. Now we are at six major reactions since Boxing Day and we still have no idea what new thing she's allergic to. Sadly it appears the Ottawa Hospital does not provide frequent ambulance miles.
On the plus side we have caring and observant neighbours (judging by the flurry of texts we get whenever the ambulance shows up) and we've all had loads of practice diagnosing anaphylactic reactions so we're more confident in making decisions about when to administer an epi-pen. I haven't actually had to stab anyone yet but I do know how and we have an updated household protocol for handling visits which includes instructions like "If possible, sit by door in well lit area prior to administering epi-pen so that medics don't leave salt and melted snow all over the hardwood floor". Turns out my sister is a great teacher even when she's not feeling well!
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