Update on Daniel
March 20, 2009 § 2 Comments
Has anyone heard about any kind of correlation between prematurity and allergies?
I just got a call from our pediatrician regarding Daniel’s allergy testing. After a lot of thought, we decided to just run a food allergy panel rather than doing the skin testing torture. Well, he showed a positive allergy for egg whites (which are in just about everything), an allergy to peanuts (oh great….no candy bars, no uncrustables, no good ice cream…and I am the biggest fan of peanut butter in the world), and dog dander (and yes…we have 3 fur babies!).
So, it is off to the pediatric allergist, who I am sure is not going to make me feel any better about all of this. I think most allergist are full of it. I got tested when I was a teenager and I am supposedly allergic to E V E R Y T H I N G!!!!! (Dogs, cats, milk, orange juice, grass, trees, water, air…..blah-de-blah-de-friggin bah!) I have no symptoms….ever. I occasionally get bronchitis….like once a year…maybe….
I am just so not looking forward to being “that mom”, running around reading every label, epi-pen in hand, just waiting for something bad to happen to Daniel. Or even worse, the thought of having to…I can’t even type it…not have our dogs anymore…..I feel like I have been kicked in the chest. This just really sucks.
So I have to call to make the dreaded appointment where they will torture my precious little man.
Give me strength!!!