Friday, May 30, 2008

Medical Events - they are too common in my home now...

I have said it many times before and I will say it again, my children are polar opposites. Everything that I didn't go through with my son I am going through with my daughter.

THRUSH.

My daughter puts everything in her mouth, and this (according to the doc) may be the underlying cause on the pretty little bubbles in her mouth.

Anti-fungal antibiotic-type chalky stuff has to be swooshed in her mouth four times a day, great fun for a baby. Fun for Mommy, too, who is now the enemy because I always want to put the stuff in her mouth that she DOES. NOT. LIKE. It isn't a toy, a nickel, a sock, or whatever she may want in there…when I say she will put anything in her mouth, I mean it. I have to constantly run my fingers in there to make sure there aren't any surprises…

 

ALSO- SHE TURNED ONE LAST SUNDAY!

My baby had her first birthday!

We didn't really do anything, we bought a Boston Crème Cake (think giant Boston Crème donut…but better tasting) and she had the weirdest look on her face when she saw the candle lit.

 

We had a visit with the allergist to do the oh-so-much-fun back scratch (stab???) test…that had to be the worst thing I've ever had to hold my son through. My poor boy, laying on me, not suspecting that this nurse-woman was going to stab him with 20-some odd needles at once…

But it needed to be done. Turns out he may be allergic to milk and eggs, too. Which I find weird because the boy will sometimes drink a cup or two of milk instead of eat a meal, and he's been drinking milk since he turned ONE and he has never EVER had a reaction. Same with eggs, no reaction… The nurse says to me "Well, maybe his stomach hurts and you just don't know." NO LADY! My son will tell me if his stomach hurts, see that's the good thing about children is they are very vocal and can communicate these things. Plus he's never had any vomiting or diarrhea which usually accompanies an allergic reaction besides the swelling and stuff…so a consultation is in order with the head doc there, because, well, frankly I don't believe the scratch test. Is that bitchy of me?

 

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Hi Elmo's Mom, ;)
I just wanted to let you know that Kids With Food Allergies has published more widgets for bloggers so that there is a variety of sizes now to fit different blog designs. I think the 200 x 200 size would work for you. Thanks for spreading food allergy awareness on your blog!
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/widgets.html

Melanie said...

Hi again, I just wanted to comment on your post that I think your instincts are right on. Skin prick tests are only 50% accurate when they pop up "positive". Most docs would consider those foods "not an allergy" if he's eating them without symptoms. Good luck!

Diana said...

Thanks Melanie!