Friday, June 26, 2015

Allergy Update

I can't believe how long it's been since I've last posted...ugh! As always, I promise to try to post more. I know I can find the time. :)

We had M's allergen levels tested again this month. Having his blood drawn was nothing short of hell. It took two techs and having both arms stuck in order to have it happen. We started with Daddy holding him and then had to switch to me. In the end I think M recovered quicker from the blood draw than either of his parents.

The results are in...we received both good and bad news. I'll start with the good!
M tested negative for banana, corn and coconut!! (coconut was not tested last time, but I thought he reacted when we tried coconut milk)

The levels for dog, soy and egg have all dropped! The number for dog went from 3.27 to's so nice to know that he is not reacting the same way to the dogs...especially considering he now likes to give and receive kisses from the dogs. :) We were advised to try soy again, but told to stay away from egg still. We can try it in a baked item, but for now I am staying away.

So the bad news...the levels for cow's milk, wheat and oats all jumped. Milk went from .24 to 1.36; oats went from .82 to 1.68 and wheat went from 13.8 to 20. We are staying far, far away from all of these and keeping our epi pens close by.

I'll leave you with a picture of M and J in Belize with the promise of telling you the story behind the picture on Monday. :) Happy Weekend!