Monday Morning Saul - allergy edition

A possible simple explanation for all of Saul's sickness over the last few months: he's allergic to eggs.

On Saturday morning, I made us all some scrambled eggs. Saul took a few bites and within minutes, he nose started running and he started coughing and sneezing and rubbing his eyes. I took him downstairs to clean him off, still not realizing what was happening. I thought he was just tired and stuffed up and crying because he had rubbed eggs into his eyes. By the time I got downstairs, his face had started swelling up and he was popping out in hives. I yelled at B to bring the camera down so we could take a picture to show the doctor.

Right after this picture was taken, he rather forcibly expelled the contents of his stomach all over the bathroom.

We managed to force some Benadryl down his throat and gave him one of the breathing treatments with the nebulizer we had been prescribed a few weeks ago. He continued throwing up and feeling bad for the rest of the day.

This explains a lot. Especially the fact that last week he broke out in hives after eating macaroni and cheese (the pasta was processed in a facility that processes eggs). This weekend I was feeling good about it. We finally had an explanation for everything. I cleaned out our pantry and went shopping to buy new egg-free pasta and crackers and other baby foods.

But this morning when I had to drop him off at daycare and explain what was going on, I got scared all over again. I trust my daycare, but they can't be everywhere all the time. Another kid was sitting at the table eating Teddy Grahams and I saw Saul eyeing them. I know how easy it would be for him to steal a piece of cracker without anyone catching it. I resisted the urge to grab the box and look at the ingredients.

We have an appointment with a pediatric allergist this morning. Hopefully, I will get some answers. And maybe an EpiPen?


1 comment:

Blake said...

Oooooooh - that would explain some things! Keep us posted.