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I am SUPER upset!
Well, this afternoon I was picking up DD (3, pa) and DS (2, no known allergies) from preschool. I work very closely with our preschool...they are peanut free, I am the room mom, the kids are only allowed to bring lunch on field trip days and on those days I get to rifle through the lunch boxes and toss anything with pb or nuts in it :D I LOVE my school...
Anyways, I got involved in a fender bender right outside the school, so I was the second to the last mom to pick up. My son was in his playroom with three other children and his associate teacher (she's been there about 6 weeks). Well, he has a little bit of a rash under his mouth. I thought it was weird so I was holding him while my DD played with a friend at the front desk. I mentioned to the girl up front DS's rash and said, "It looks like he might be allergic to something he ate..." And she said, "Definitely."
So we laid him on the table and he was completely agreeable (which is rare), and looking at him in the light his eye was really red and he was rubbing it and he was starting to get hives near his mouth. I looked at the teacher that he was with (who I caught feeding him regular m&m's last week) and she said, "It wasn't me this time" (referring to the m&m thing). Well, I put him and DD in the car and by then his whole face was almost red. He didn't have hives anywhere else on his body (DD always gets hives all over) so I put off epi...I called up front and said, "Find out who fed him what because he is having a reaction." So DH met me at the house about a half a mile away and we gave him 10 mL of benadryl, but by that time his face was swelling and although he was blotchy red he had those spaces of that awful "shocky green" color. It was awful. In the car I couldn't get him to talk or anything and I was really worried about his throat. He got a little eczema inside his arm, but not really a rash anywhere else...
Long story short, in ER waiting room after a while he reversed and is now fine, but closely watched by us. DH is a paramedic, so I feel safe being at home. But my questions for y'all are:
- Have your kids had severe reactions without hives all over? I mean at it's worst he had tiny hives all around his mouth and around his eyes(???) and his face and neck were red, but nowhere else
- What do I do about school? I mean, I think that the one girl is lying, but I think she will get fired. It just terrifies me that someone OBVIOUSLY ignored the rules and the LIED about it!!! What if he had his reaction with her? Would she be too worried about getting fired to let someone know that he was sick??? Everyone else there is AWESOME and would never let this happen. And I feel bad knowing that there is a miniscule possiblity that he found an oyster under a table (maybe?) and might be falsely accusing her...but seriously, don't feed peoples kids pb! I mean really!
I am going to try to get him a RAST test and a tryptase test to see if it was really a anaphylactic reaction. I gotta go drug him again though. I hate this :(
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