Poor little guy!! I started to worry that maybe we hadn't taken care of the reaction. Then I remembered that I had the cell number of my dear friend Sister ER nurse. Oh Yes!!! So I sent her a text and a photo. She asked me a few follow-up questions about breathing, wheezing, swelling eyes, tongue, airways, difficulty breathing, medicine dosages and his weight. Then she said, I could give him more Benadryl if I needed to. I decided to watch and wait but at least I didn't need to go the emergency room. Yea! Poor guy!
It was another hour before the hives started to go down. Then I gave him more Benadryl just before he went to bed.
But because our allergies are so severe, we have these:
These babies are crucial in allergies such as ours. They deliver one dose of epinipherine, just enough to keep you from totally tanking while you get yourself to the hospital. This is the pediatric dose, but I have grown-up ones too. Because, well, we have Slim, who eats before he asks what is in something. That boy has been to the hospital more times than I want to count because of his peanut allergy. And trying to convince him that he really needs to not only have epi-pens but also needs to keep them close to him is ridiculous!
Anyway, all is well now and we didn't have to make a trip to the ER!