Wednesday, March 7, 2012

It was a Sad Day for the Peanut Butter Cup

This is the newest face of the peanut allergy club.

I suspected a peanut allergy the moment we brought this rolly polly boy home from the hospital. PB & J sandwiches are fast and easy. There isn't a whole lot of thought that goes into meal preparation when you have a new baby so we were eating a lot of them. I would notice a rash every time he was around that sweet, salty and oh so delicious goodness. We stopped eating peanut butter and the rashes stopped. Then anytime someone would touch him after eating a peanut based delight he would hive out. Doctor said to wait until he was 9 months before we tested him, so today we went to see a sweet allergist and spent 2 hours in a 5x5 room.

Clark didn't even flinch when they did the little pokes--3 of them-- on his back. He did however absolutely lose it when they used the alcohol 30 minutes later to wipe off the extra serum. Weirdo.

Look at those sweet little love handles. I just eat them up. This was right after they poked him and the nurse left the room to go tell the doctor she was done. Then he came in and hung out the whole time so I couldn't get another picture, he would have thought I was crazy. He didn't have a horrible, throat closing reaction, but he had a rash and welts so we came home with Epi.

It is a sad day in the Williams household. Goodbye Reese's Cups, goodbye peanut butter cookies, farewell buckeyes, adios Snickers and bon voyage peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

But we do have Cheerios!

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