Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I'm going to use Talk About Tuesday to ask you mom's a question! But first, let me set the stage...
Yesterday, my husband and I were at a funeral for a dear friend in a town 1.5 hours away. Almost immediately after the graveside service, Jeff's cell phone rings. He talks for a minute and motions for me to come to him quickly. I hear the word "ambulance". Turns out, my MIL had given our infant (5 months) his first bottle of milk-based formula and he swelled up, turned red, and started clawing at his face trying to scratch. She called an ambulance to come get him because the other two boys were in bed for a nap. In the ER, they gave him shots of Benedryl and steroids. The swelling went down and he was doing much better. When we arrived at the hospital, Witt was sleeping and looked like he had the measles: little red dots all over his face. This morning he still has a few "spots" remaining and we have a follow up appointment today with his pediatrician.
My questions are: How have you dealt with food allergies? Did your children grow out of them? Are food allergies always this severe (or worse)?
I know these are questions I'll be able to ask the doctor today, but I wanted some opinions from "the field". ;0)
[Update on Witt]