Thursday, February 25, 2010

Visceral Reaction

Visceral Reaction: characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather than intellect: a visceral reaction, characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions; earthy; crude: a visceral literary style.

Last night for dinner I made Gordon Fisherman brand popcorn popcorn shrimp for myself, and Tyson's brand popcorn chicken tenders for my hubby (who does not like shrimp though he's never eaten shrimp before). The boys were seated in their highchairs next to us and within two minutes of my placing my plate in front of me Cameron vomited. I am certain it was a visceral uncontrolled reaction to the smell of the shrimp which was a little bit fishy. This is the first time he's ever done something like this, but it falls in line with the symptoms of the condition of food neophobia, which my husband also has to a somewhat lesser extent. Cameron's was definitely not behavioral based, he clearly smelled and looked at the food, but did not need to work himself up to vomit, it just came out. So now we know, Cameron can not tolerate the smell of seafood, which is a shame, but maybe he will outgrow it in time. Evan had no issues with the sight or smell, but refused to eat.


Trish said...

aww.. Poor Cam.
I'll take his share!

Jennifer said...

I'm with Drew and Cameron. I would vomit, too! ;) Hopefully he will love crabcakes, though!