Monday, October 27, 2008

I think he gets that from me...

...of all the traits I could pass on to my kid.... ugh. You always hear people say "you get that from your mom, or your dad". I wish I could wave a magic wand over this one AND heart disease potentials for both of our kids.

Thursday after "The Mist" we noticed a red streak under the little one's nose... this was a little sign of a possible irritation from the Mist dripping on his skin. It was the type of irritation that mirrored that of when cinnamon touches his skin. Blotchy, red, hive like mark. He's itched at it, wiped at it and rubbed it for 3-4 days now. It's still there, and today is Monday. I documented this in our allergy journal, just in case. Could be no big deal.... then this morning I decided to treat us to McD's, there was a selfish purpose behind it. I ran out of coffee. HA. Long story short, the toddler had already ate his breakfast at 730am, we left and picked up big E some breakfast and I grabbed a treat too. I gave the toddler my hashbrown, I don't like them but he does. He was a eating tank this morning and asked for more, but I didn't have more, so I pinched off some of the 'pancake' off of my sandwich (McGriddle - if I'm going to eat junk - I go all out, it's rare) the piece I handed him was on the egg side of the sandwich. Within minutes his face was splotchy, he was sneezing, eyes watering and itching at his face and nose.

I called the hubby, and then the doctor. Coincidentally, both of these "hive-like" reactions were right after exposure to egg. He doesn't eat eggs in general (never seems to want them when we offer), but he does eat things with eggs in them and doesn't have a problem - that we've noticed. After speaking with the nurse, and then the doctor it seems like we should avoid eggs in plain cooked form for now, and to watch for any mild reactions/symptoms to anything cooked w/ egg in it. Mild reactions are the body's warning signs. We plan to do diagnostic testing after he turns 3 and we're being referred to a pediatric allergist. They gave us the advice to keep benadryl handy at all times, avoid the obvious potentials - the pool somehow triggered hives the last 2 years, and now eggs. We also have epi-pens for the worst case scenario. I'm not big on jumping to conclusions... but I sure am glad that we've kept up with a journal and taken pictures during each of these episodes, been cautious and to a degree what some have called " too picky". The doctor feels sure that we will have allergies to deal with to some degree w/ him, early intervention will determine to what degree. I'm just thankful that this day and time - these things can be detected.

3 comments:

Heather said...

Eek. scary stuff. I'm glad you're getting it checked out. Can't they do the test now since he is almost 3?

Heather said...

Did you see this? http://brianisarockstar.blogspot.com/2008/10/when-red-ants-attack.html

Brianisarockstar said...

OK Heather and Sarah. You have officially scared me straight. It took me three years to write about it and in one day I am terrified of myself again. Talk about one step forward ... one step bassackwards