Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Drama of the Day - Allergic Emergency
Thankfully we're home now and it's all good. I am definitely going to have to make sure no food is left within his reach anymore. We had actually been planning (with our pediatrician's blessing) to try re-introducing some of the foods he had tested positive to - and I was thinking of starting with corn. Now I'm thinking I will have blood tests done to see if he's over some of the allergies instead of doing trial and error with food to avoid another day like today. Seems like it's a pretty dangerous way to test him. We were not expecting a reaction like this. It was as bad or worse than the reaction to peanuts- except that they said he didn't have the bronchospasm breath sounds he would have with an anaphalactic reaction. Thankfully! It was just a bad reaction and the epipen was more precautionary than emergent. SO THANKFUL he's doing well now :) His face is still a little swollen, but he seems to be back to his normal, active self.