You won’t believe what we went through just trying to get Emmett to the dentist

I can’t even begin to explain how horribly awry today has gone. I should probably just start at the beginning.

Lizze got off to class without any problems and let me sleep in until it was time for her to leave.

The boys and I spent the morning getting some things done. I spent a large part of my time just trying to calm Emmett, who’s picked today to freak out about the .  He normally does well but on a day that isn’t able to be there, he’s pretty hardcore freaking out.

Before we left, and had a snack because we were going to eat lunch late.

Elliott had some granola samples I had received and Gavin had crackers or something, I can’t remember. We checked to make sure the granola was almond free and safe to eat. It looked to be okay because we just have to avoid directly ingesting almonds.  Tree nuts have always proven to be okay.

As we are driving down the freeway and Elliott’s finishing up his granola, he begins to have an allergic reaction to his snack.

His throat is getting itchy and it beings to hurt.

I called Lizze and checked to see if she had any Benadryl on her because we actually had to drive past where she was at.  She had some and so we detoured to her and got Benadryl in Elliott’s system within a few minutes of him having a reaction.  It was faster this way and he was okay,  just experiencing mild anaphylaxis.

We’re going to have to be more careful and carry his epi-pen and some Benadryl with us when we go anywhere.  He’s clearly still allergic and so at least we know that for sure now.

As we get back on the road, Gavin begins having issues with his bladder. O_o

We were in a hurry at this point and I had to talk him through waiting to use the bathroom until we got to the dentists office.

photoshake_1469476120471_wmWhen we do arrive at the dentist, Gavin uses the bathroom and is now falling asleep because of his meds, as is Elliott because of the Benadryl. Elliott insisted on going back with us and I wasn’t comfortable with that because I knew that all this appointment would do was freak him out about his own upcoming appointment.

When Emmett was called, I ended up bringing Elliott back with me because Gavin was using the bathroom again.



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  • Zoe

    You have a child allergic to nuts and you don’t make it a priority to carry an epipen or at the very least Benadryl? What the heck?