Sean's body reacted today from head to toe after eating 3 peaches. He's eaten plenty of peaches before, but not since summer. He even ate peach purée as a baby. Loves peaches. He's disappointed he wont be able to eat them anymore. We spent the afternoon at The Montreal Children's Hospital. He now has an epipen jr. (a few of them actually) and we will go for further testing with an allergist. I am so glad they don't take allergies lightly - we were seen right away and he was monitored for a few hours. The staff, as always, were fantastic. His bottom lip swelled up and so did around his eyes, besides the hives all over his body. At one point he said his eyes were burning before we left to the hospital. No more peaches for him. In the above pictures, on the left is when it first started and then how bad his face got in the car before we left to the hospital. I took pictures, (also of his body, which I won't show here) to show at the hospital, because I gave him a dose of Benadryl before we left the house. He wanted to rip off his skin scratching, so I gave him Benadryl. The hospital told me it was the right thing to do, that they are glad I did. Apparently allergies can come out at any point, even if it's something you've eaten before.
He was a good patient up until the last hour. Every five minutes it was "Can we go home now?". I told him I didn't want to be there as much as he didn't, but we had to make sure he was okay. At least peaches aren't found in most things, and at least things aren't manufactured in a facility that "may contain peaches" like nuts are. I will read packages a lot more closely now. We got a script for 5 epipens, one for the house, one for my parents house, one for daycare, one for my purse and one for his school bag/hockey bag. That's all the places the doc today told us to put one. We watched a video on how to administer the epipen, but I am not a stranger to one, I had one for years when I had an allergy to peanuts, which I outgrew. I was told that we might have to wait up to 2 months to see an allergist at the Children's Hospital, but I will find out more when I call during business hours (tomorrow). Once we know exactly what he's allergic to for certain, I will get him a medical alert bracelet.