The Peanut Challenge

“His face is really swollen.  How long has it been like this?”, a concerned nurse said to me in the emergency room as she looked at my 13 month old baby boy.An hour earlier I gave him peanut butter on bread for the first time.  Minutes into the delicious sandwich, Rocco started slapping himself and rubbing his eyes.  At first we were charmed by his cute mealtime show, but we quickly grew concerned. Red splotches appeared all over his torso and face (yes his torso was visible, because much like Joe Dirt’s close relatives, our kids often partake in topless dinners)....more
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