I was cooking supper and Witt sat on the couch. (I can see the couch from the kitchen.) Surprisingly, he started screaming,
"WHAT IS GOING ON? MY FACE IS ITCHING ALL OVER!!!!!"
As soon as I heard him scream, I grabbed the Benedryl from the cabinet, poured him some, and told him to come to me. I asked him if he'd just eaten anything and he said, "Yes. Nuts."
I told him to take the Benedryl and he started crying. Shouting, "NO!" and then ran down the hall. (He hates taking medicine.) I continued to talk to him in a very rushed voice and told him that he had to take it or the itching might get worse and we'd have to go to the hospital to get a shot.
He finally took it and within just a minute he said it was getting better. Small hives started creeping onto his face and I checked his torso. Thankfully there weren't any hives there. I asked about his throat and he said it felt fine. Then he asked what the bump was on his lip.
I asked him when he noticed it. If it had been there all day? He said he didn't know. I asked him if he just noticed it after eating the nuts and he said yes. I asked about his tongue and he said it was all itchy, but was better now.
I asked him about the nuts. Turns out he and Nathan were cracking and snacking on pecans. I asked how many he'd eaten and he said, "About four".
I was a little surprised because he's had pecans plenty of times, even recently. Plus, pecans were negatives on both his skin test and blood test.
Once I was sure the Benedryl was working, I snapped the pictures so I could show Jeff when he got home. That poor bottom lip. :(
I am so glad he was able to tell me what the problem was and I could get the Benedryl in him as quickly as I did. I've seen pictures of MUCH worse.
Today, I call the doctor and ask for an epi-pen prescription.