Post-Winter Break, V is back at daycare fulltime.
This week has been a wee bit of a rough re-transition for us all. Everyone back up at 5:30 am (instead of the glorious, heavenly and luxurious 6:30 am). Of course at least one member of our household has to be sick at a time, this time it’s M’s turn. And, of course, V and his continuous skin slash allergy issues.
This week, with the re-introduction of daycare, comes the reappearance of his dry, scaley skin. All over his fat little soft tummy, up under his plump little arms, at the top of his chubby little bum-cheeks. The last time we saw this was at least 6 to 9 months ago and it was concentrated on his calves and forearms, with the occasional appearance on his cheeks.
At home his wheat intake is controlled. Only organic or high-quality products are allowed. I lean mostly on Pamela’s and Annie’s, both of which are delicious (Pamela’s being Gluten-free and Annie’s being not only adorable but the perfect size for little fingers. And healthy as well as adorable).
School, well… that’s a little harder to control…
This afternoon, I received a call from V’s pediatrician regarding his recent repeat allergy testing. I have been waiting with baited breath for these results. How different will they be from a year ago? Better? Less reactive? Perhaps showing no allergies at all?
It was an interesting combo of smiles and frowns.
Happy faces for a decrease in his peanut allergy! *high five*
Frowny faces for an increase in his wheat allergy. *down low*
And some wtf faces for a sudden Milk allergy.
Milk allergy? Motherfucker. Allergies, you can kiss my ass.
I was the most collected of all mothers while I was receiving this info from Dr E. I need this info, because I need to know. I need to know how to proceed.
We have been referred to an allergist and somehow, by the grace of the Allergy Gods (who are apparently smiling on us), we have an appointment for Monday afternoon.
I so welcome it as I pretty much an at a loss of how to process this new information. Complete loss. And earlier, on the way home in my car, a few lip biting moments, a little bit of lip quivering too and some rather heavy sighs.
How to process? How to process it all. How to manage. How. To. Manage.
Can I just say that allergies are a total bastard.
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