another newbie

Posted on: Wed, 06/25/2008 - 4:51am
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Joined: 06/25/2008 - 11:29

hi all,
Well, we too made a 'quick' visit to the ER this weekend. While eating lunch on Saturday 20 mo ds wanted a little something to finish off his lunch with so he pointed to the cupboards. We went to cupboard asking him what he wanted and he pointed to the peanut butter. No allergies in the family, he is almost 2 said ok, but just a little bit.
About the size of a pencil eraser went in his mouth, almost the same amount came out of his mouth and WHAMMO!
In less than 2 minutes he had turned all red, hives everywhere, arms, legs, face, eyes swelled shut, choking sounds like he was going to throw up. We didn't have any bendryl in the house so I said we gotta go (we're 20 minutes from a store), in the car we go. Almost to the store, and dh says this doesn't seem right, we should go to the ER (another 10 min away when you aren't speeding, we were now speeding). Then the vomiting started (btw, try not to throw up tuna fish if you can help it).
A dose of bendryl and a dose of steroids and he was his usual self about 4 hours after exposure (still a little swollen, but at least acting himself).
So ER doc tells me, yup peanut allergy (no, really?) and I should follow up with pediatrician Monday.
I call pediatrician Monday and only response I get is 'thanks, I'll add that to his chart'.
Does this seem right to you? It has been 3 days since I spoke to pediatrician office and NO follow up from them. His 2 year appointment will be middle of August..this seems like too long to wait to discuss next steps.
Your thoughts?

ps. I've ordered medic alert braclets (the rubber or molded plastic ones...y'know like the 'live strong'). I've got 2 books coming from Amazon and another @ the library. Nuts all on one shelf in kitchen until they are gone, fluff on same shelf since there has been some 'double dipping' by adults. I got rid of peanut oil & lotions and will get rid of jelly today in case of 'double dipping'. Anything else you can think of to stave off for next couple of weeks?

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