5.12.2007

My near death experience...

Ok, not to alarm anyone, but blogging nearly came to a screeching halt again today. Permanently.

Kelsey and I were at the TDA leadership meeting over at the Dinsmore's house. The kids were all swarming poolside while we adults conducted school business. Mary Gliserman, who to my knowledge has never tried to kill anyone before, put out a plate of killer looking cookies.

As I grabbed one, Kelsey asked "Do these have nuts?". Mary said no (I have a nut allergy - yes, ironic, I know...). I began snarfing the cookie down. Fifteen seconds later, Mary said "Uh, it does have peanut butter though."

Spppppppppptfffffft!!! What? Peanut Butter? It should be noted that I am so deathly allergic to peanut butter that I have not actually eaten any since I was a small child. In fact, I don't ever remember eating peanut butter in my life - that's how careful I've been about it.

Kelsey produced a shot of Benadryl from who knows where in 15 seconds flat. My friends gathered around me and prayed. I promise you somone said "Heal him or take him quickly" but never mind. I felt a tingling sensation in my mouth for about 30 minutes, but by then the Benadryl effect had set in (the kind where you get v e r y calm and think everyone else is talking way too quickly and way too much). It and the prayer worked.

Benadryl 1, Peanut Butter 0.

8 comments:

Ronni said...

ACK! One reason I keep an epi pen near by always!

Glad your okay!

Now can you tell the bees to stop following me?

reallyniceday said...

It is quite thought provoking how one can be allergic to one's own self.

Interesting.... :)

Sean The Red said...

Reminds me of a song...

"Daddy a a peanut on the aeroplane".

Followed up by the chours:

"Daddy woofed his cookies on the aeroplane"

Mary G said...

How was I supposed to know, I mean, really? Nuts are nuts and peanut BUTTER is BUTTER. But you really did scare me, especially that part about the tongue swelling. I am happy you made it (thank you, God, thank you, Kelsey, thank you Benadryl). =D ...and I think it was more like 10 seconds! You are amazing, Kelsey!

Esther Irwin said...

Thanks, Sean. I was wondering how irreverent we all could get...

All kidding aside, I'm glad you are ok and are married to such a wonderful wife who is so prepared. We would have missed you had you died.

Did anyone pray for Mary? Poor woman! She has probably thrown that recipe in the rubbish!

Kelsey Bohlender said...

I say Theophostics for all involved!

Elizabeth Kosorski said...

Kelsey, You're the best! Randy, get an epi pen! What would I do if your blog went back into retirement? I mean, obviously we would all be lost.
Yay God!

Tracie Loux said...

I'm still trying to pronounce, "Spppppppppptfffffft!!!"