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Watch what you eat!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

My day started great....I woke up at 6:30 and decided to get on the computer before waking hubby up for our ride. I turned on the computer and down came son #3. He informed me that he had eaten some carrot cake and was feeling sick. He hardly ever eats anything before we/he reads the ingredients but he did this time and he is highly allergic to nuts. He said that since it was carrot cake he thought the crunchy things were carrots! I gave him some allergy meds, which seemed to help for a short time but, long story short, we headed to the emergency room. By the time we got there (it's only 15 minutes away) he was sick to his stomach and was having trouble breathing. They got him in right away and he was hooked up to all kinds of machines before I even signed him in. We ended up being there almost three hours and left with more meds. Now he's just a little tired from all the abuse that his body took.

What a wake-up call! When Nick was little we had to be very careful what he ate. Until today he had not used his Epi-Pen since he was in middle school (he's 19 now). He had not had to use his emergency inhaler since last year. I have to admit, we have become lax in what he eats and that is going to change. We are back to reading every label and making everything from scratch that we can. Drat and double-drat!

The bike ride has been rescheduled for tomorrow. We had to settle for an hour walk around the neighborhood tonight. I hope that your day was more calm than mine!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAMI199 7/18/2013 8:56AM

    Thank Goodness you went to the ER- food allergies are nothing to fool around with. I hope he's feeling better .

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SPARKBJ 7/16/2013 2:13AM


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STLOUISWOMAN 7/15/2013 1:21PM

    Sounds like a scary start to the day. So glad that everything turned out OK. Walking is good.
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SHARON10002 7/14/2013 9:48PM

    Sorry to read that your son went through all of this, but glad that he is okay. Good for you for getting him to the ER. If he is 19 you need to talk to him about taking responsibility for what he eats, too. Soon he will be out on his own, and I'm sure you want to know that he is comfortable in screening his food that he buys, and eats out as well. Nuts are are hard one though . . . I wish him much success in being diligent.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/14/2013 8:33PM

    I'm so sorry for Nick and glad he's doing better. Good job on your part taking him to the hospital. (((Hugs)))

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SUSIEGKORN 7/14/2013 10:54AM

    Sounds like a scary day. Glad he got the help he needed and is doing better. Talk about a wake-up call!

Have a good ride this morning!

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BILL60 7/14/2013 8:44AM

    Way to go Mom!!

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JEANUT 7/14/2013 7:47AM

    Thank God he's OK.
I have to read labels too. I'm allergic to poppy seeds.

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MADAMES 7/14/2013 7:06AM

    Glad you got him to the ER and that everything worked out! Allergies can be really scary!

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2HAMSDIET 7/14/2013 1:13AM

    I am so thankful he is ok. What a scare. emoticon

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SUNSET09 7/14/2013 1:10AM

  It's surprising of all of what our children are allergic to now adays. It's almost like everything needs a warning label! Good thing you caught it in time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIE101857 7/13/2013 9:53PM

    Glad he is okay! I'm amazed at how many products have nuts in them, you have to be extra diligent these days (also allergic) emoticon

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LADYCALICO 7/13/2013 9:36PM

    Glad you knew what was happening and got him to the ER in time. What a traumatic day!

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