Good news. The doctor released Sarah from the hospital at about 1pm — after 12 hours of tests and multiple injections of antihistamines and steroids.
Unfortunately, the steroids were not of the performance enhancing variety, so her running speed and her muscle bulk will not improve. However, the medication eventually had the desired effect on her swollen tongue so her ability to breathe, swallow, and talk are near normal. You might call that performance enhancing.
The medication treated the symptoms, but has not revealed any ideas about the cause – or the cure – for Sarah’s health troubles. Her allergic reaction isn’t necessarily to food; it could be environmental, airborne, or even hereditary. So, we’ll continue to monitor her from home and schedule more tests in the near future.
In the meanwhile, we’ll keep a supply of ready-made anti-inflammatory injections on hand in case we need to self-administer a treatment in the case of another flare up.
Thanks again for your prayers and concerns….it means a lot to her to know her friends are standing with her.