Ahhhhh. What a week. On Tuesday Little Bruds (14 months) was pulling his sock off in the car, he was pulling so hard that when he got it off he punched himself in the eye and cried so hard that he passed out cold, head flopping, in his car seat. Seriously, who does that?!? On Wednesday I decided that it was time for him to try peanut butter. I made him a half sandwich with the tiniest smear of peanut butter on it. Two bites in and he was trying to scratch his tongue out of his face. The allergic reaction went so far as to cause facial swelling and a hoarse voice. Luckily we had children’s Benadryl on hand and we were able to stop it in its’ tracks! Our doc wanted to see him anyways and he had some blood work done as well as a prescription for an EpiPen. UGH. We will find out in a week if he is truly allergic and if he has any other food allergies.
Do you have any little ones with a peanut allergy? What advice do you have for me?