Archive → January, 2011
Very good read!
Serve your kid peanut butter on a playdate and you will be a pariah in mommy society.
This was all somewhat annoying to me, until I had a run in with a food group that could have killed my kid — the same food group that is the captain of deadly allergens.
Having had enough of one nurse’s plan to “wait and see” if this was an allergy, I channeled Shirley MacLaine from “Terms of Endearment” and brought my vomitous child to the charge nurse’s desk. And let her puke on it until the nurse found me a doctor.
The attending physician ordered X-rays and called a pediatric gastroenterologist. Our family pediatrician has become my friend, so I called her on my cell phone. She found me a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist who — sight unseen, over the phone — insisted that the hospital prep my daughter for surgery.
Who knew that whole nuts and dried beans expand inside the body? If these foods “go down the wrong pipe,” they will expand — and in a child under 4 years old, expand so much they could block an airway.