Saturday, February 27, 2010

Allergy Update

We took S into the Allergist to have a skin test done. R and I were a bit nervous taking him took me plus hundreds of nurses (ok, not hundreds, but it felt like it) to hold him down to draw blood, we weren't sure how he'd handle being poked for a skin test. S surprised us and did excellent. He wasn't happy about it, but he was so brave and did so well. The good news is that he can eat wheat, eggs, fish, cow milk, corn, and shell fish. He is still higly allergic to peanuts and soy. The Allergist said that many times blood test results are false positives. I'm so glad he's not allergic to all those things; I was very worried. I had visions of him eating only graham crackers and oatmeal for the rest of his life.

Next week: MK gets her skin test done.

Last night, I was talking to a long-time friend about the allergies. She said her dad had always been sick as a kid, going to multiple doctors and never figuring out what it was. He went away to college and felt better than ever. On his first car trip back home, someone in the car was a cat owner. That's when he started to feel sick again. He finally figured out what had caused him to be sick all his life--His parents owned several cats.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

YEAH! He's NOT allergic to all of those things. Phew! Sad about that friend who was sick all of the time while he was growing up because of the cats! It reminds me of one of the original contestants on Survivor, who never felt better than when she was on the show, living on barely any food. She had more energy. Come to find out, she had been allergic to gluten and didn't know it.

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