Scary!!! Curius to know why he didn't epi. What was he thinking? What was his reasoning? I'd be worried that because this seemed mild that he won't epi in the future.....and guessing the doctors he saw probably think that's fine. Ugh.
I have a few more details, but didn't want to interrogate too thoroughly over the phone. I concentrated on what he did right (call 911, go to the ER via ambulance) and not what he did wrong. I'll save that for when he gets home.
All joking aside, I do want to do a thorough deconstruction of what happened so he can learn from this. He barely remembers his last reaction, which was when he was 10. Interestingly, this was completely different from any other reaction that he has ever had.
Apparently after a night out they were hungry, and they went to a pizza joint that was still open at 3 AM. His first slice of pizza was plain, and that was fine. He added Buffalo sauce to the second slice, and within 4-5 minutes started feeling his mouth and throat tingle. He asked the folks at the restaurant if there were peanuts/tree nuts in the pizza, and they said yes, in the Buffalo sauce. He had no other symptoms beyond his mouth and throat, so he didn't Epi (wrong, wrong, wrong - that is not
what his action plan calls for). But what he did do correctly is since he didn't know if it would get worse, he called 911 and headed to the hospital.
At the hospital they gave him a Zantac, Steroid, Pepto and (more) Benadryl cocktail and watched him for 2 hours. He said he felt fine, and they let him go without any written discharge instructions.
I told him he was not to be left alone in the house, if he saw even one hive, felt one tingle, had any GI symptoms, etc., to Epi and get back to the hospital immediately. No alcohol, no vigorous exercise. I figured he'd sleep until at least 1 PM.
I was surprised to hear from him at 11:30, he was awake and tired, but that's certainly to be expected since he got to bed a little before 7 AM and had a ton of Benadryl on board.
I'd like to call the pizza place and find out whether the sauce is made on premises and has actual peanut as an ingredient, or whether it is a May Contain, bottled, etc. I think that info would be helpful to have.
Oddly enough, one of my college BFF's called me last night and I told her that DS would be up near her this weekend, so she was on duty. Good thing I didn't have to call her, because she would have had the hospital staff running around in circles, LOL. She can be an absolute drill sergeant.
So that's as much as I know now. I'll add more details when he gets home.