As a few of you will know number four has suffered from multiple allergies since he was a few months old. Apart from some recipes I have not yet spoken a lot on my blog about this.
He was formally diagnosed with an allergy to nuts, sesame, soya, dairy, eggs and wheat at around 6 months. And now carries an Epi Pen.
We went through a really rough time of cutting all of this from my diet as I was breastfeeding, trying to keep his servere excezma under control and the long slog of finding a varied diet to introduce to him one he started weaning.
A couple of years on and his excezma is completly under control and the only problem will still have is his overly sensitive tummy that still causes problems.
That was until last night! Whilst preparing dinner he was complaining of itchy eyes, to which I told him he must just be tired and did not pay to much attention to. A few minutes later he was on the floor sobbing. As I looked at him, his eyes were nearly closed over and were massively red and puffy.
I got some Piriton into him and phoned my husband who came home and rushed us to the hospital. He was given some steroids and we were kept under observation for four hours.
It was a real wake up call to how things can change when you have a child with allergies, and you should never take things for granted. We still don’t know what caused last nights attack. He could of got hold of an allergin that he is known to have or it could be something completely new.
Life with my little allergy boy can be hard work and at times very scary. Last nights little shock had definalty been a reminder that we need to be continually aware of him and his surroundings at all times.