Sunday, April 13, 2008
These food allergies require constant vigilance.... We just have to be constantly " on guard" to what our kids are doing and what is laying out- or at least what they could get to. This evening at the start of our meal Christopher started breaking out on his chin. We just couldn't figure out what he had touched. Then his whole face started breaking out, his eyes were getting itchy and swollen. Then he started sneezing and getting a runny nose!!
It was then that we realized that a cup that Brian had taken from him while cleaning up the dinner table probably had milk in it. But that is really our best guess......
We gave him a strong dose of Benadryl and totally removed him from his place at the table and anything he had touched. Then we cleaned him up. As quick as the reaction came.. it quickly passed. Although his eye was still a little swollen when he went to bed.
Praise God for keeping our little one safe even when (as hard as we try) they find things that are dangerous to them. And thanks be to God for giving them reactions that are pretty mild and have yet to be life threatening.
In the discussion that followed we decided that while we keep the house as safe as possible (no milk- except with company, peanut products HIGH up with a label that says NOT for the kids) we needed to teach the kids NOT to play with or drink from cups that aren't theirs! And not to touch plates or foods that aren't theirs. This type of training would be beneficial for when our kids are outside of the house (like revival meals the week after next) and when we do have allergy-sensitive foods!!