17.4.12

A rough start to our week

Life is interesting. From a distance one may think another's journey looks so perfect and beautiful but if you were to experience their ride you would more then likely want off at some point. Kind of like this carousel ride. When I road it with my daughter a couple years ago, it looked beautiful and I thought it would be so much fun but after spinning around and around I was ready to get off before she was. :) Must be an age thing. Ha!

Anyway, our week got off to a crazy and scary start. We hit another one of those "bumps" in our path. After eating breakfast Kaelyn started crying and wheezing and saying she was sick. She's had a couple wheezing attacks before from outside allergies but never from food, just rashes from food. And when she had the outdoor wheezing episodes we were able to calm her down pretty quickly. Well this time nothing was calming her down and breathing was becoming more of a struggle. Luckily the clinic in town was open. (They aren't open everyday and the closest is a half hour away.) They took us right away and gave her a couple benadryl shots which were a bit traumatic for her. We had to sit there for 2 hours for her heart rate and breathing to normalize and be monitored. Thankfully we were released and she has been doing fine since. But no more peanut butter for this girl. Nuetella put her over the edge. Sad, because she loves peanut butter and jelly and if she could have her way she would eat it for almost every meal. :(

K has always kept feeding time interesting. It was a struggle to get her to eat when she was a baby. It would take her 2 hours to get a little bottle down. Then we found out she had egg and milk product allergies and now it's peanut butter. It could be much worse, so we are thankful and very glad when things go smoothly.

2 comments:

mairedodd said...

so sorry to hear this jodi... kaelyn reminds me of my emily who is now 20... she had terrible seasonal allergies... but then the food allergies - and nuts - became known... in 2nd grade after having peanut butter and nutella sandwiches every day, she started to have reactions like your daughter did... increased exposures strengthen an allergy... hopefully an allergist will get you on the right track and give you an epipen... feel free to reach out if you have any questions - and good luck... wishing you some non-exciting meal times! :0)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh no! That is too bad. But thankfully you were able to get her in right away and they fixed her up! I can just imagine how rough it is to have such food allergies!