Results Pending

We went to the allergist today thinking that H was going to have a skin test done of all his current food allergies.  What actually happened was we rolled in there and H already had hives all over his leg and we had to address that issue and then did a skin test just for sesame – he had a resounding positive on that, and then we had to take him to the pediatrician’s office to get his blood drawn to do the check on the other allergies.  So really today, we left the doctor’s office with 1 more food allergy than we had before and there was a crazy amount of screaming coming from H.  I hope nobody remembers us… when we have to go back tomorrow for his 18 month vaccinations!  OMG.  I know, who schedules appointments like that??  I do… I guess.  I’m the worst.

At home, Abe and I share an office in what traditionally would be the “living room” in a house.  Today, Abe moved his office upstairs into our spare bedroom so that he could have a door and be able to shut it when he needs to work and H is insane.  It’s funny because I work from home a lot, like 2 x per week (while H is not in the house), but if H even sees Abe sit at his desk he just runs over to him demanding he sit on his lap and that can get ugly real fast especially during IT emergencies.  There are a lot of demands from H these days.  Anyhow, so now the Big office is all mine and it looks so much nicer and all around better.  There isn’t any more Stuff crowding the floor.  I can’t stand clutter, so I’m really happy about this change.  And the room is finally baby proofed completely. I can’t tell you how many times H just plucked a screw driver from Abe’s desk or tried to climb on top of his guitar amp or almost hit his head on the corner of Abe’s desk while running by.  Those days are over.

The fruit flies still exist.  I think I found the source, and I don’t even want to talk about it past that – it makes me dry heave.  I set another trap, so I’ll give it another day before really going nuts, but I think it’s working very slowly.  First the vinegar trap was doing better, then the wine trap, and now the vinegar is winning again.  But really, how can fruit flies out smart me?? Those bastards.  I’m going to kill every single one of them.

Tonight, H ate an entire apple.  You think like no big deal, but an apple is actually bigger than his stomach and After he ate a light dinner, drank milk, and a juice, he just bit right into an apple and never stopped.  Without food allergies, his body would probably be shaped like a bowling ball.  Today, I subscribed to Allergic Living – that’s a real magazine, for people like us.  Argh.

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Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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One Response to Results Pending

  1. Katie says:

    It’s going to get better! I think that I’ve posted here before about my nephew’s food allergies. He started out extremely allergic to just about everything– dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, beef, peas, nuts, strawberries, melon… if you could have a reaction to a food, he did. He’s now 3 1/2 and has outgrown everything except for dairy, which he’s still highly allergic to. His parents got really frustrated with their doctors because at one point they had their pediatrician, an allergist, and a nutritionist, and they were all giving conflicting information. So they started from the bottom of the allergy list with what he was least allergic to, and gradually fed him those foods to build up his tolerance, and now they’re where they are today with only dairy remaining. He was also drinking Elecare as a nutritional supplement but they’ve recently nixed that and his appetite is thriving. In college I was a nanny for two siblings who had food allergies– he was allergic to dairy, soy, nuts and she was allergic to eggs and soy, so basically they had entire separate pots, pans, dishes, silverware, etc. because their allergies were so intense. Their mom did the same method, after exhausting options at doctors, and they’re both completely allergy free today. H is going to get there too! I can’t imagine how frustrating it is, but you’re doing a great job.

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