Wednesday, June 10, 2009

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

Brigham was a soy baby. When he finally started drinking regular cow's milk he thought the taste of it was absolutely horrible. To take the edge off it I started mixing in a little Ovaltine. He would have a cup in the morning (which he cleverly dubbed "good morning chocolate milk") and a cup before bed ("bedtime chocolate milk"). 6 years into the routine neither of my older two children can wake up in the morning or wind down at night without their chocolate milk. It makes them happy...





This morning, sadly, one of those little cherubs left their good morning chocolate milk within Seth's eager reach. It does not have the same euphoric effect on him...



My poor baby broke out everywhere the milk came in contact with his skin--all over his face, neck, hands and wrists. He was red and puffy and itchy. This picture actually looks a little better than he really looked. He couldn't stop scratching and cried miserably until...


...the antihistamine, cool wet cloth and hydrocortisone cream started to kick in. Sitting at the kitchen table he could hardly keep his eyes open. Finally he slipped into a 3 hour Benadryl coma...



And woke up happy once again...


9 comments:

natalie said...

I have never seen anything like that before just from coming in contact with milk! Poor Seth!

Mom said...

Sorry about the incident, but your report was entertaining as well as informative and the pictures were just exactly great! What would this world be like without our medications? You had better ALWAYS have that one on hand and in your purse!

Can you put it on the family blog?

Brooke said...

Poor guy! Good thing he has a good mama. I love the last pic. His one little tooth is adorable!

Quin's momma said...

Poor little Baby Seth! Thank goodness for Benadryl, huh? I'm glad that helped him out and he was happy baby once again. ALso- that little romper sure does look familiar!

Becky said...

Wow! Now that's an allergic reaction for ya. No milk baths for him.

Erin said...

Poor baby. Well, we definately know he's one of the family! I think Benedryl is one of the world's greatest inventions.

Danell said...

He's a doll! Can't wait to meet him in person. :)

Jill said...

That is so hard to watch your little ones in pain and to be uncomfortable! Thank heavens for Benadryl!

britty said...

oh, want to cry at those red pics. poor Seth.