Thursday, December 15, 2011

Allergies - Everywhere!!!

Oh boy! Last week, Mandy had Kurtis over to DuBois to finish up the scratch allergy testings they wanted to do on Kurtis.

The results are in now and WOW, lots of changes gonna take place around here by the end of the month I do believe!

He has several things check on the food category that we will have to begin eliminating after Christmas. One thing checked is pork and that's really unfortunate because pork or things with pork in them just so happen to be some of the things the boy would actually eat without major hissy fits in the process! Wouldn't you just know it! He loves bacon, but of course, at least we can get turkey bacon and sub that for him. Sausage -I don't know is there any sausage substitute? We put off the food elimination till after Christmas so he can at least still have some Christmas ham that way because he will eat ham. New Year's pork and sauerkraut though is not on the problem list since he won't go near that to begin with.

We've been checking other items on this list too and things we're supposed to do with respect to other aspects in the house -like get plastic covers for the mattresses and pillows -thankfully, we don't have to worry about something like a latex mattress though!

I'd really be ready to go into cardiac arrest if we had to go buy a new mattress set for him right now.

I had to laugh a bit about this whole allergy thing tonight though as I was getting ready to cook supper. Maya asked what I was fixing and I told her, "Fish and mac'n'cheese -just like you asked for!" To which she turned around and told me "Just be sure it isn't Lake Trout though Gram, because Kurtis is allergic to that you know!"

She probably knows everything that's checked on that list better than Mandy and I do by now!


Suldog said...

Hmmmmmmm. I'm always a tad bit suspicious of allergy tests. I think they tend to turn up things to which folks aren't really highly allergic, but I suppose always better to err on the safer side. MY WIFE was tested as positive for a peanut butter allergy, years back, but she eats the stuff by the shovelful nowadays, so who knows? Best of luck!

CiCi said...

You will be able to see a difference in his symptoms after the things have been done and the food is eliminated from his diet. Hopefully he has a great reaction to the changes.

terri said...

I think many times, kids grow out of those food allergies, so hopefully that is the case with Kurtis.

Lake Trout? How do they find an allergy as specific as Lake Trout?

Mrs4444 said...

I can relate; poor Kendall has a lot of allergies. Just yesterday, she had to come home from school, because she had helped unload and sort a bunch of books donated to the library. They were pretty dusty, she said, and because she's allergic to dust mites, she had a reaction that did not stop--Poor kid sneezed for hours, and her eyes swelled up so bad that kids were asking her why she was crying! It took a shower and some antihistamine to calm it down. I guess it could be worse, though.

Good luck with the dietary adjustments! Bacon? I can't imagine life without bacon!