Gah , as ya'll know Caleb spent the new year in PICU at Childrens Hospital here in new orleans. When we got to PICU the doctor asked me what kind of reaction Caleb has to Phenobarbital . I told him hes allergic and breaks out in a rash. He then told me that the ER gave him a dirivitive (sp) of Phenobarbital and they would watch him closely . I was not happy , but with him being on a breatung tube I did not really catch it being so bad. The next morning after they take the breathing tube out and he is finally sleeping fine and the neurologist that was on call to the er the night before comes and sees him. We are talking and she asks me what happens when Caleb has Dilantin. I told her he breaks out into a rash. She then asks If I told the ER docs that . I told her I did repeatedly as they seemed bumfuggled on what to do for him. She then proceeds to tell me that the ER gave him Dilantin. I was furious , but did not scream as what would that really help. I asked if the Dilantin could be why he had to have a breathing tube as he quit breathing. She told me no , but really what else would she say. It was on her orders she said because the ER did not tell her he was allergic to anything. Now i have gone over that night repeatedly in my head , and i am positive i told them what he was allergic to when we first came in . I dont know if he got 2 wrong meds , or if the first doc was trying to cover for the other one. I have an appointment with his regular neuro on the 31st , and i will ask her to explain all that was givin to him , I just dont know what to do the next time he has a seizure. this is the first time the er has ever made me doubt there quality , and i will bring him back to that er , but i just dont know what to do. Question everything and slow down the process of stopping his seizure? My mom said to sue , but really I have no desire to do that. Caleb broke out into a huge rash from head to toe , which is exactly what happened when we first discovered the allergy , so i am pretty confident the doc did not cause him to stop breathing , but that doubt is there. So basically , what to do besides be a pushy bitch next time. which i hate to do but WILL if i have to. I had a dog tag , but lost it and the doctors never look for a allergy tag anytime i have brought him in. AND cookies to all whom read this . I am at a lose and really furious with myself I let this happen. My poor itchy baby .