Couple almost lost son due to allergic reaction

Written by: mottaman | 12 Oct 2017 12:20
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12 Oct 2017 12:20

A Facebook user, Steve Ong from Singapore recently shared an experience where he could have actually lost his son.

Relating his experience, he said his son, Braxton had some soba noodles and oranges during dinner and soon after, his lips and eyes turned reddish and tummy began to bloat.

He said his wife thought it was due to some earlier medication their son had taken as he was sick for the last few days.

However things turned complicated and he started to cough (wheezing sound) and developed difficulty breathing.

"Sensing something was not right, my wife quickly rushed him to the clinic located in the mall for immediate medical aid.

"Dr Lai Yirong of Physicians Practice Family Medical Centre at United Sq overheard Brax's unusual coughing sound and dashed out of her room to assess his condition. His airway had swelled and was cutting off his air supply. It was between life and death," he said.

Ong said the doctor quickly carried out treatment on Brax but he was totally unresponsive and in the state of sleep.

"Keep him awake! Don't let him sleep!" Dr Lai told my wife.

The situation was very tense and Dr Lai did all she could to regain his breathing. Finally his condition took a turn after nebuliser was administered.

"My son was saved and coping well now, currently warded for further observation and allergy tests," he said.

"To all parents, we witnessed how life threatening an allergic reaction could be. And it could potentially be due to the soba noodle (buckwheat ingredient) where reported cases of anaphylactic shock in Japan and UK took away a few lives. If your kids are trying out soba for the first time, please pay some attention.

"Lastly, our heartfelt gratitude to Dr Lai Yirong. She kept Brax's dreams alive.

*I have received requests from friends to share this post. Please do if we can help raise awareness. Thanks!," added Ong.

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