Noah seems none the worse for wear today. He woke up about 8 a.m. and was his usual cheerful self. He did end up napping from about 10 a.m. to just after 1 p.m., which is a little early for his nap. He's eaten normally and played normally.
We think his mouth and eye still had a little swelling, but the meds they prescribed seem to have already helped with that.
I must say the people at the ER were really great. They took his case seriously as soon as we walked in, they were friendly and efficient, they did what was necessary but didn't try to do more than that. We got there at 7:30 p.m. and left at 11:30 p.m.
We were able to hear some of what was going on in the next one or two rooms next to us. It was sad to hear about a 41 y/o woman brought in unresponsive. She was more stable later, but we have no idea what happened or why. Other than that it was a fairly quiet ER for a Saturday night.
I think Nerdstar and I are both pretty tired today, physically and emotionally. In some ways it's not a huge deal, in other ways it's a lot to process.
It's weird to know that there's at least one food out there that could potentially kill him.
We know there's been a lot of progress in schools and other environments regarding food allergies - and it's several years before that's even an issue for us. Our prayer is that he'll outgrow this over time.
We're going to follow up with his pediatrician's office tomorrow and see if we need to take him in and when we should see a pediatric allergist. We're really not sure at what age what kinds of allergy tests are accurate.
We're not really that worried about him, it's just an adjustment in going about life.
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