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Here we go again!
Our 3 yo son has PA and this was our first time with it at the holidays...I was very nervous, but for the most part my family has been great. We were at a get together at my parent's last night and I was so relaxed b/c there were no peanuts or may contain items in the house...and Michael did just fine! As we were getting ready to leave however, I noticed my 9 month old son was really rubbing his eyes. It was his bedtime, so I din't give it too much thought...then he began coughing. I loked at him and his eye lids were COVERED in hives. Within minutes he was wheezing...I panicked b/c he's had no food issues (he's not really eating table food yet) and he's so small I didn't know how much or even if he could have benadryl. We called the on call, but didn't stick around for a call back...About a mile into the trip we regretted not calling 911. We called and an ambulance met us en route. He had a nebulizer immediately and this helped his breathing tremendously. His hives and eyes (which were swollen shut at this point) weren't responding to the IV Benadryl. Once at the ER they did clear up with an epi injection. The terrifying part is we have no real idea what caused this! He had had a few tiny pieces of a sugar cookie (homemade) almost 2 hrs before. The only thing we can think of is, several people were eating shrimp at the time of his reaction. They had been earlier in the day as well, but this time Nana kissed him...Thankfully allergist had a cancellation so we can get in on the 8th...otherwise we would have had to wait until March! Will they do the skin test on him since he's still so young? My 3 yo just barely managed to keep still enough!
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