August just slipped through my fingers, I’m still in a bit of denial about driving two kids to school every morning now. Jack, the 2 year old, has registered his protest about sitting in the 5 point harness for 45 minutes each day. I have a feeling he is going to chub up quite a bit this year, I just keep chucking food back at him.
Speaking of which, I went to the health food store to stock up on some treats and supplies and came away just narrowly missing our 4th ER visit in a year for little Jack (the first three visits were for a prolonged febrile seizure, anaphylaxis after his first sip of cow’s milk and a head laceration…when we go, we go big).
The culprit this time was an apparently benign box of Enjoy Life Caramel Apple cookies. You know Enjoy Life, right? “Eat-freely, allergy-friendly, gluten-free and free of the 8 most common allergens.” Well, I guess we’ve moved beyond the top 8.
He was squawking, I grabbed the box off the shelf, opened it and gave him one so I could go on reading labels in peace. He coughed, I looked up and thought I should read the box…sunflower butter….hmm. Well, he’s had sunflower oil before, our other allergic kid eats Sunbutterwithout a problem. I took the cookie away anyway and gave him some gluten free pretzels to calm his crying, sending up a quick prayer, “Come on Lord, give me a little break here, let us have sunflower seeds.”
Apparently, we don’t get many breaks around here. Fortunately, this resolved after 4 hours with just some Benadryl and driving around in that air-conditioned 5 point harness car seat to keep him from scratching his skin off.
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