I don’t know why I was such a baby about giving CK peanut butter, I’m a pretty laid back mom when it comes to other foods. But it literally scared the Ba-geez-us out of me. I think it was because one of my really good friend’s daughter had a really bad allergic reaction. Her throat swelled up instantly, she broke out in all these hives, she couldn’t breathe and was rushed to the emergency room. Maybe, it hit a little too close to home, who knows.
So, I waited just like our doctor said. Well, she said 15 months. I went with 14.5 close enough right?
Yesterday, right before lunch I got out the Benedryl, I had my shoes on, keys and phone by my side. I was more then ready to rush off to the hospital if he had a bad reaction. But then I started having mommy thoughts and I was too paranoid to do it. I mean would I really be able to strap him in a carseat and drive him to the hospital if he wasn’t breathing? No, I’d be a freaking out. So, I drove to the hospital and sat in the parking lot.
Having the hospital right behind me made me feel much safer. It’s so stupid, I seriously felt like I was drugging my kid! I decided after I gave him the peanut butter I’d wait for about 10 minutes or so and then I would head across the street to do my grocery shopping. This way if he had a delayed reaction I’d still be right across the street from the hospital. I could handle driving across the street.
I know what you’re thinking and you’re right, I’m a freaking lunatic!
All this crazy preparations and thankfully the little guy didn’t have any reactions at all.
Except this one.
And this one.
At the grocery store he was like his normal self; eatin’ up all the samples! I did notice a very slight rash on his neck but there is really no telling if that really was from the Peanut Butter. He gets those pretty often.
Did you freak out when you gave your kid peanut butter for the first time?