Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My baby is red and swollen.

Not sure what's going on but baby girl is red in patches and appears quite swollen. We thought at first it might be fifth disease, but as she got more swollen we think it maybe hives. I noticed, as I was packing the diaper bag, that dh picked up oatmeal baby cereal, turns out he started using it yesterday, I think this maybe the culprit. I'll let you know. None of our children have allergies, this is new territory for us, especially me as I don't have any either. :( My poor baby, she is so irritable right now, like she needed something more than teething to bother her :(

In other news, the knitting Christmas presents plan is working very well. I am on the 2nd to last of the kids gifts and then I have 2 more and I will be done :) Looks like I may even get Christmas cards out this year :)

UPDATE: They are treating it as an allergy and we are watching her over the next 72 hours. She seems to be less swollen since taking the Hydroxzine. Praise God the visit and prescription came in under $50.

3 comments:

Kansas Mom said...

Poor baby girl! I didn't know oatmeal could be an allergen. Crazy. First Son has an allergy to a penicillin type drug. He broke out in horrible huge hives years ago and was so sad-looking.

Lynnie said...

I have heard of wheat allergies, but oatmeal??? Hope she is doing better. Prayers and love your way!

Milehimama said...

Oatmeal has gluten in it, maybe that's the culprit? Also, some baby cereals (like Gerber brand) have soy oil or lecithin, which is a soy product, and also a common allergen.

Hope she feels better soon!