Monday, November 24, 2014
Last week M saw a gastroenterologist regarding his health/nutrition and the food allergies. We need to start him on probiotics and a multivitamin. She also suggested seeing the dermatologist again...she did not like the look of his eczema at all. Best part of that appointment was waiting in the exam room for 50 minutes! M had a great time pulling open the drawers and cabinet drawers! He also broke out while we were waiting in the room...no idea what allergen was present!
Today I see my endocrinologist...not really looking forward to it. Hoping I don't get "yelled" at. I was supposed to lose 20lbs before this appointment...I only lost 10. She is now treating me as if I am diabetic. She tested my blood sugars for my appt in August and she did not like the results at all. She said I am not truly diabetic but she is going to stop it before it happens. That means meds...I've been poking myself in the belly once a week for the last 7 weeks. :(
Wow - I sound like quite the Debbie Downer...sorry!! Just too many appointments all at once.
Monday, November 17, 2014
We bought some bins to store M's toys in...he LOVED playing in them. :) Getting in and out was sometimes a challenge but with a little help from Mom or Dad he was in and out at least 20 times. :)
Loves playing with his new Mickey car (although Mom still needs to put the stickers on)!
We tried oatmeal this weekend...another FAIL! This spot here is where a grain of the steel cut oats sat on his cheek for about 5 minutes. No hives or coughing this time around but his eczema was irritated and it popped up on his tummy, just like it did when he was an infant. Only two more foods to try (soy and banana) and we are done trying the foods he tested positive to...I am not looking forward to it at all.
Daddy found M a new puppy while grocery shopping...M was excited about the tag and hoped we wouldn't notice him trying to eat it. :)
Monday, November 10, 2014
It took us two full weeks to really test the dairy/cow's milk allergy for M but it's now complete and it went poorly. We tried yogurt, a cheese stick, provolone cheese and cream cheese. Why I thought provolone cheese was a good idea is beyond me. lol. It was the only cheese in the house and I really wanted one more attempt of dairy under our belt. Considering M took a bite and then wiped it out of his mouth before swallowing any we needed to try one more time. He didn't love the taste of the cream cheese but he got enough in him for us to realize it was a horrible fail. His lips got hives, his face turned red wherever the cheese touched his skin and he started itching his cheeks within five minutes of eating the cheese. We gave M his prescription antihistamine and within an hour he was back to normal, but it really scared J and I. It made us realize that there is a possibility that cheese/dairy could cause M an anaphylactic reaction. I am calling the allergist today. Both J and I want an epi pen in the house.
Monday, November 3, 2014
We took M to the park on Saturday morning and a fun time was had by all! We started off on the swings and then took him to the fields. He loved the freedom of the field...unfortunately, our yard at home does not give that to him. J and I had a blast watching him run from us and then turn around and make his way back. :)
On Sunday we bought him sneakers. :)