CJ had a difficult time falling asleep tonight, waking up every 30 minutes or so. The wife went into his room to smell if he poopied, but also noticed that his face was swollen. His food allergy had erupted again. This time we think it was the Korean fishcakes we fed him tonight as part of his dinner. It wasn’t the first time he had fish, but apparently it was his first for fishcake. Thankfully we gave him a wide array of other foods as his meal, so the fishcake wasn’t the dominate dish. However, the 3-5 pieces he ate gave him a swollen face and hives all over his body, and so he couldn’t sleep because he was itchy all over. We just gave him benadryl and he fell back to sleep less fussy.
This is really upsetting. We’ve pretty much accepted the fact that CJ is allergic to eggs, wheat, and oat…but now more?! Is there anything else? This is extremely frustrating. Of course avoiding fishcake isn’t the end of the world, but its significance is huge as it means we haven’t discovered all of his allergies and there may be other specific foods that CJ may be allergic to that is part of a family food group that he’s okay with. Perhaps there was a trace of eggs in the fishcake, but still, this sucks. It’s difficult to try to avoid so many foods, but to have missed something and see our son suffer through it is very painful for us to watch and experience. I really despise this.