Friday, July 11, 2008

No Peanuts In The Catz House

Oh my goodness yesterday we had the scare of our life. All the kittens have a peanut allergy and Thumper had finally tested negative so wanted to try it out. I wanted to do this at home before school starts because so many treats at school seem to have peanuts that she has to pass up. Well . . . one of the boys gave Spud some peanut butter. They were all on the deck and I was fixing drinks in the house. Spud started crying and his cry did not sound normal at all. After a few minutes and calling a friend who has more experience in this emergency than I, I had to administer one of the other kittens epi-pens. After speaking to my friend he continued to get worse. His throat was starting to swell shut, harder to breath and gums were swelling. He also had hives the size of my pinky nail on his chest and tummy. Needless to say we had to call 911 and he was taken via an ambulance to the hospital. Everything turned out ok, the Doctor gave him a high dose of benedryl and steroids. He will continue with the steroids for another week. They said he could continue to present symptoms for another week as the peanuts pass through his system.

Once again a testimony that the Lord always cares for my children when I can't. Thank goodness.

Other than that Thumper celebrated her tenth birthday last week on July 3. I decided to give her a special treat and head out for the day by ourselves. I think she gets overwhelmed with all these boys all the time and needed some private Mama time. We made our way to some craft stores for crafting supplies and had lunch at Panara Bread. She loves their broccoli and cheddar soup and has since she was one. Finished the afternoon with ice cream from Culver's and coffee at Barnes and Noble where we browsed through some horse and cat books. It was really nice to have some time to ourselves. Later that evening she decided to eat out at Houlihans for their macaroni and cheese. We laughed and said we could have made that at home. But I guess its the ambiance. I can't believe my baby is ten. She is growing up so fast and looking more grown up ever day.

Well I must go referee the boys and will catch ya all later.

May the Lord bless you richly till we meet again.

Mama Cat

2 comments:

Robyn A. said...

Your story gives me the chills!! My son is also very allergic to peanuts. I can't imagine having more than one child with it!! His RAST test showed he outgrew the allergy, so two weeks ago I took him back to the allergist and she gave him peanut better to see if he truly was no longer allergic. They had to call 911!! I nearly fainted out of fear.

I'm so glad your son turned out OK. I'm glad to see you have the same attitude I do about God in the situation. He truly watches over our little PA children in ways we cannot.

I recently started a new blog for PA parents if you are interested. The address is www.peanutallergykid.com. Its so wonderful to be able to unite with other PA parents.

Blessings to you and your little "kittens!"

Jeanne Selep said...

Days in the life of a mom with bunches of kids - hospitals, birthdays, eating out... It becomes a blur!