for Reagan. Wednesday afternoon Reagan and Riley had noodles and a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. I had recently heard through the great vine that your suppose to wait until a child is 2 before giving them peanut butter. Well, I decided to ask our pediatrician about this at the babies one year visit. She said that it was fine just try a little at first since no one in our family has any kind of peanut allergy. Anyhow, about a half hour after the babies scarfed down their lunch...they loved it, Reagan's eye started looking puffy. We called the doctor's office and the nurse said she would leave a message for the doctor and get back to us. Rae was acting fine just the puffy eye. I laid the girls down for their nap a little while later and when they woke up and I went to get them out of their cribs Reagan was a mess. Her ears were completely swelled, her head was beat red, she had welts all over her face and legs, and there was a line from her jaw line down her throat that was bright red with blotchy white spots. It really freaked me out. I called Josh immediately and had him come by to take a look at her, then I called the doctors office who had not called back yet and told them about the progression. They told me to take Reagan to the closest emergency room. I was so afraid, I couldn't believe it. Well, we got Reagan to the hospital and right a way the nurse said she looked like one BIG HIVE. She was covered. The doctor came in and said it was most definitely a reaction to the peanut butter. He put her on a steroid and benidryl and she has been fine. In the meantime, Reagan and Riley (for that matter) will be banned from anything containing peanuts! Riley didn't have any reaction however they steal each others food far too often to even chance it.
Reagan was also our baby that was allergic to cow's milk. She did outgrow this at around 5 months and the doc did say she could grow out of the peanut thing too. I'll be having her tested before I take any chances and that won't be for at least a year.