Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thanksgiving Day Reaction

I was sitting in the living room with the kids and in-laws watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, drinking a cup of coffee and browsing through the Black Friday Ads, when Brock asked me for a cup of milk. After he drank some, he sat it on the coffee table and I continued doing what I was doing. A few minutes later, I catch Brody from the corner of my eye with a cup to his mouth; realizing what he was trying to drink I grabbed it and saw milk on his face, running down his shirt and all over the carpet. I was sick.

Within a few minutes, Brody had hives on his face where the milk had touched and even on his finger (I was wondering, did he drink some? How much?). We immediately gave him Benedryl and watched him. He was itching and started sneezing. He got congested and started having problems breathing. We decided to give him a breathing treatment (We gave it to him because he was wheezing). I called the doctors office...closed. As we were watching him, I was gathering my stuff in case we had to go to the ER. It scared me to death. After the breathing treatment, his breathing calmed down and we got him to fall asleep on my mother-in-law. I can handle hives, it is the breathing that really scares me.

Well, things are back to "normal" around here. I am cooking and getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. Note to self...don't have milk (or anything else Brody is allergic to) too close to Brody.
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  1. oh, i am so sorry! how scary!!! as scary as it was, i was always (a bit) thankful that family was around to witness it as well, so they knew it was as serious as I made it out to be. I'm glad he's okay.


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