Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A mild allergic reaction to peanuts

Amanda went to one of best friend's home for the afternoon today. Everyone in the home in fully aware of her peanut allergies. My husband picked her up and when she walked in the door she said Mom I need Benedryl I'm getting hives all over. I noticed her eye was also swelling. I gave her the Benedryl then asked her what happened. She said that her friends little brother had eaten a peanut butter sandwich on the table and it hadn't been cleaned up and that she thought it hadn't been cleaned up. She of course didn't know it was there.

This was a mild reaction, but it just goes to show you that even in "good friend's homes" our peanut allergic child is never safe in a home where peanuts are eaten.