Earlier this week I made a comment about needing a purse to match my cute puppy. Now I need a purse to carry a stock of benadryl and an epi pen. We are officially in the club* of parents with kids with allergies.
Last night we had some friends over for dinner to talk decorations for an upcoming wedding. .. . James ate "something" that didn't agree with him. He started complaining that his hands itched (a frequent place of eczema for us) and Matt took him to wash his hands. Five minutes later he came out of the bathroom and his face was bright red and lips were swollen. By the time we got ready to go to the Urgent Care, his voice sounded raspy.
Things you don't want to hear your awesome pediatrician husband say: "Call 9-1-1"
An ambulance came and assessed James and said his breathing was stable and that we could drive ourselves to the ER. We gave him a dose of benadryl which helped greatly and we asked our dear friends to close up shop! (Quick end to a happy evening)
James ended up being just fine but we really have no idea what he ate that had him react so strongly (and fast). Most of his food that night were foods he eats all the time. . . cheese, crackers, banana, orange. So the reaction was caused by something that he didn't have a large exposure to.
Next Stop: Allergy Testing
|James is exploring the Elmo sticker on his belly with his red, puffy mitts.|
|Resting and watching tv.|
This is our second trip to the hospital in so many weeks. (And I was worried about not hitting our healthcare spending FSA amount. phfew.)
*I order the club sandwich all the time, but I'm not even a member, man. I don't know how I get away with it. How'd it start anyway? I like my sandwiches with three pieces of bread. So do I! Well let's form a club then. Alright, but we need more stipulations. Yes we do; instead of cutting the sandwich once, let's cut it again. Yes, four triangles, and we will position them into a circle. In the middle we will dump chips. Or potato salad. Okay. I got a question for ya, how do you feel about frilly toothpicks? I'm for 'em! Well this club is formed; spread the word on menus nationwide.