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Sunday Night.

How was your weekend?

Mine WAS going so stellar around here. I mean, it was warm, we went to the park, I unpacked a few boxes, I didn’t argue with CDub. It was going SO well.

Somehow we ended it like this.

Unexpected visit to the ER

Unexpected visit to the ER

Yep. We went out to have dinner at Gladys Chicken and Waffles restaurant near the house. We had explored our new mall and decided to just stay and have dinner. Now, we had eaten there before, and Pookah was just fine. But last night I decided he should try the baked chicken and fries.

Never again.
I don’t know what was on it, I don’t know if Pookah accidently  got my fork with a few crumbs of waffle on it when he ate my sausage. He ate all of the chicken and refused the fries. And had half of CDub’s eggs and all of my sausage.
No wheat to my knowledge   But on the way home, he coughed. And coughed again and again and again.  And I knew. I think I knew before we even left the parking lot.

By the time we got home, I gave him some water, but he couldn’t sit still, he was breathing hard, he kept coughing. I gave him Benadryl.  His nose started running.  By the time he started to wheeze, we were already on our way to the Children’s hospital.

That was the longest 24 minute car ride of my life.

I could literally see my child getting tired of struggling, and fighting for air.

I kept telling him stay calm. And I knew it was bad when he stopped playing the computer game to tell me” Mommy I don’t feel so good.”

By the time we got to the ER you could hear him wheezing before you saw him.

The staff thought I was crazy until they heard him struggling.

We were rushed back where he got a breathing treatment, three doses of steroids  AND a epi shot before he was OK.

He was SO swollen. Even his feet.

They sent us home three hours later with a toddler hyped up on steroids  albuterol and epinephrine.

It was a hard, he talked for 4 hours straight.

He finally passed out around midnight.

I got in the bed, after checking on him for the 100th time and just cried.

Will this ever get easier? I feel like I can’t take him anywhere sometimes.  Because what is SUPPOSED to be safe, wasn’t.

Well, of course, I had to call out today from work because we had to go to followup appointments   I asked CDub what he thought about me being a stay at home mom.  Just in case.

Anyhoo, as soon as this boy goes down for a nap( helped by the benadryl he’s getting around the clock for the next two days, ) I’m passing out too.

Because of course, I got up like five times last night to check on him and see if he was still breathing.

This sucks.

That is all.




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    January 14, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Wow LaShawn, I’m glad he’s ok but you are right it seems like you can’t take him anywhere. I can see how swollen his little feet are. I have a cousin about who’s 5 and she was just like Pookah, you couldn’t give that baby anything. It was wheat too. I would want to consider stay at home too, hopefully you guys can work something out.
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    January 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Aww, poor baby! I’m sure that was all rough on you! It was rough on me just reading about it!!! Glad he’s feeling better.
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    January 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Poor baby I can’t imagine having to watch everything he eats or touches because as a parent I am not perfect and something could be given to him without me catching it. I hope he grows out of this soon.

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    January 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Aww I’m so sorry. I cant imagine. I pray he grows out of these allergies
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    January 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    my heart breaks for you and Pookah. for real, it does. nobody so small should have to go through so much. he is such a little trooper. how scary it must be for you guys each and every time wondering if this time will be the time he’ll have a reaction to something. then to have to worry about your job on top of it all when you NEED to be off. sigh…

    i’m so happy he’s ok. i am praying that it does grow out of this and SOON!
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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    January 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    forgot to add (((HUGS)))
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    January 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my. I’m so sorry you all went through this – I can’t imagine how scary that would be. I will be praying for Pookah and you too.
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    January 15, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Aww LaShawn, I’m so sorry this happened. It just seems so scary. I know that it seems like you can’t take him anywhere. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.
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    Ashley McLure
    January 16, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I didn’t have the allergy problems with my kids, just the asthma side of it. I can definitely relate to the wheezing and watching your child turn blue. Very scary. Glad to know he’s ok and on the mend.
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    Daphne aka "Mushy Mamma"
    January 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Hi LaShawn-
    Thank you for sharing your story and I am glad your little Pookah is better. Childhood allergies are no joke, you never know what might have traces of allergens. Some allergies are so sensitive. I think it is awesome how in tune you are with your child and that you noticed right away before things really escalated. Quick response to allergic reactions make all the difference.
    I know at times it can be difficult dealing with allergies and foods for your son, but they say a lot of children grow out of them and I pray this is the case with him.
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      January 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      they say he will grow out of this one, but I swear it seems to get worse every year instead of better! But I’m still hoping!

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    Bernetta Style
    January 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    1) I am so glad your son is ok! I know it was a very scary place to be in! I felt your pain and worry through your words! I also know what its like to check and check and check on our babies through the night. But I pray he will be just fine!

    2) You changed your blog? If so, you can tell I haven’t been on in a LONG time and I am so sorry. I really need to update my blogloving account! Did you use to be Rose’s Daughter (I think). If so, I love the new name, colors, look and all!!!!!!!!!!
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      January 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      He’s much better thank you!
      I just changed my blog this week! LOL so you didn’t miss much! I did used to be roses daughter, but got tired of blogging under a pseudo, so I just use my real name now. I feel Free! LOL

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    January 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Stopping by from SITS. That is too bad. He is a cutie pie & I hope he is doing much better.

    It must be hard to worry about what he is eating all the time. Prayers for you and your family xoxo
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    Tiffany @ The Bizy Mommy
    January 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Oh my goodness! How scary that must have been, for all of you! I’m glad he’s okay. It can be hard to go out to eat with allergies because of the cross contamination that can easily occur in a restaurant kitchen. 🙁
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