Thanks all. Being home is a huge relief...but his symptoms persist (not to the epipen worthy level, but they're there). He's still on prednisone, zyrtec. We cut back on the benadryl per my allergist. He feels fine until he eats. Some meals are better than others. Then he starts burping, clearing his throat, saying something feels clogged there, and that his stomach is unsettled. He's not in any major distress or discomfort, so we have meds ready to go but try to stay calm so he does. He even tried to play in a lax game today, but we turned around because he wasn't feeling well.
I keep replaying this whole thing in my head, which I'm sure isn't a surprise to any of you. The restaurant manager seemed to think it was a shared fryer that was the problem. Maybe it was. I'm not convinced, and I know we will never know for sure. Given his allergies, and his threshold, and the menu of this restaurant, and what the manager told me could've been in the fryer, it doesn't add up.
I even started to think it was a severe case of indigestion, and I was epipen-happy given the remoteness of the location but as the days have gone on that doesn't fit either.
One thing I forgot to mention is that when we were on the beach, the skin on his legs became very blotchy, not raised or itchy, all underneath the skin, and you could see his veins really clearly.
I think he had a mini reaction today. Clogged throat, burping, stomach off, legs got a little bit blotchy. As he felt better, the legs cleared up. And to be clear, these symptoms were mild in comparison to the other night. I would've epi'd again if I needed, but he was just mildly uncomfortable, not in distress if that makes sense.
I have a new theory, bizarre as it may be and have done a little reading on it. It may be far fetched and time will tell...I think it could've been the potatoes! He ate a ton of fries at the restaurant (and yes he's eaten fries many times before)...but lately he's been saying his stomach is a little unsettled, nothing else, and life has gone on. I looked up potatoes and people are allergic to them, many symptoms involving stomach discomfort.
In an attempt to stick to safe, simple foods, he's eaten potatoes multiple times in the past few days, not the same amount as at the restaurant, but he's had them multiple times. And hasn't felt well after those meals. Testing for them isn't accurate, so we will just have him steer clear for a while and see how he feels. Wouldn't that be ironic?!?!
I feel badly he missed his lax tournament, but he clearly made the right decision, which I would've forced him to if he didn't...but am trying to make him responsible for his own body you know?
This parenting thing sucks bigtime sometimes.