My three year old son is allergic to peanuts. tonight he was eating dinner , a swansons kids frozen dinner(fish sticks). he got upset and acted like he was going to cry, then he acted like he was choking. after determining there was no food stuck he told me(upset) that it felt like someone was grabbing his throat. in a few seconds he was ok but breathing strange. in a few seconds it happened again. i called the er and when i was on the phone with them he was talking and seemed fine. they said to give him benedrly and watch him. he seems fine now- about an hour later. does this sound like a reaction or am i just frieking out? he still says it felt like someone grabbing his throat. any input would be great. thanks, winnie
On Sep 21, 1999
Hi, sounds like a reaction to me. When my son was younger that is exactly how he would react as we were discovering his food allergies. Do you have an epipen, jr? Many people on the board would say to go ahead and use it. If you have an allergist, I would give him a call. I would stick close to him tonight and keep a close eye on him.It could be a seafood allergy or perhaps undeclared peanuts. I have heard about this before with some frozen dinners.
On Sep 21, 1999
I would agree with Patti, sounds like a potentially serious reaction. I would also stick close to him tonight to make sure he is not going to have a delayed reaction. I would probably even go as far as to take him to a hospital emergency room so that they can monitor his reaction. I understand that these things can go from bad to worse pretty quickly. Don't mean to frighten you, but want your son to stay safe
On Sep 22, 1999
I wanted to thank both of you for replying- it made last night and today much easier. i took your advice and watched him very closely all night. We go see our doctor tonight. He is fine today- thankfully. I plan to talk to her about the er. it seems they should take this more serously- i am frustrated but since this is a small town i am hoping my doctor can be of some help. again thank you. from winnie
On Sep 22, 1999
I am so glad your son is ok. What did your doctor say today? I understand about the small town doctor's nonchalance. My pediatrician is kind of the same, but my allergist has a completely different opinion, and I certainly put all my trust in the allergist. Do you have a board certified allergist for your son? If you don't, I'd recommend you getting one. You can learn so much more from the allergist and testing.
On Sep 23, 1999
Hi dhumphries, thanks. My doctor was great she spent a long time talking with me and was very imformative. She believed it was a reaction and a potentially serious one.She also said to err on the side of caution and give epi pen and call an ambulance next time. She helped me out with the er- i felt so much better but scared when i left. yes we have an allergist- but there is only one in this part of the state and its hard to get an appt. but i am going to put a call into to talk with her. she is wonderful and takes peanut allergy very serious. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. my son is still shook up and he's been getting lots of cuddle time and reasurance. again thank you and i'm putting that call into his allergist today. gentle thoughts to you from winnie