Let me cut straight to the chase...we have spent our morning today in the ER because I thought Maddox would just love to snack on some cashews with me. Apparently that wasn't the best idea!
About 30 minutes after he ate them I noticed his little chin started breaking out and he kept itching at it. I asked him "Does your chin hurt?"...he said "Yes, Kiss". So I kissed it, but didn't think too much about it.
Then he started coughing. I remembered our little snack and realized we may have a food allergy going on! I called my mom who told me to call the dr. I was stubborn and gave him some Benadryl and thought it would go away. About 10 minutes later he walked up to me wheezing like crazy. I then decided to call Bville Pediatrics who said to go straight to the Emergency Room! I panicked and ran out the door with both babies....no diaper bag, no food, no bottle...
My mom and dad dropped what they were doing and met me up there. David was working and I couldn't get a hold of him. Thank goodness my parents were there...Juggling 2 kids in an ER is not easy! Did I mention there was NO bottle for my hungry 6 month old! My sweet Dad drove back to my house to get one for us cause we were there FOREVER!
However, Maddox is fine. They said it was really good I had given him Benadryl and then they gave him a steroid and kept him for about 30 more minutes to make sure his BRIGHT RED face went back to normal. ...which it did.
The weird thing to me is that he has had peanut butter and peanuts. But the nurse said those are totally different. Peanuts are legumes, cashews are true nuts. So no more for Maddox!