By sandi | June 24, 2005
Thursday morning I got up and gave The Girls cereal with milk and toast. I have been putting off trying peanut butter for a long time. I went ahead and gave it a shot.
UGGH! Kimmie is either allergic to Fruit Loops or peanut butter. Her eyes started swelling up and she started getting splotches all around her face. I was very afraid. I gave her her rice bag so that she could put it on her eyes. She was not having any other symptoms so I called the doctor.
He said that if her symptoms got worse to go to the ER and if she had respiratory distress to call 911. No kidding! Of course I would call 911. If it hadn’t been so mild I would not even have called them. I wrangled the other two and put everyone in the car. I needed Benadryl and I had none. Kimmie wanted juice and cheese stick so I gave her that and put her in the car to leave.
When I was driving she started looking better and perking up. I never ended up giving her the Benadryl. She felt fine by the time we got home. I am so glad that my baby is doing well. I am going to take the advice of a good friend, Liz, and stock up on all medicines that I currently do not need but may someday. Any suggestions?