I took Caleb in for new allergy testing this morning!~ Probably not the best way to start Halloween!~Poor kid! Caleb first did an asthma assessment, because of how often he was sick last year. Every cold ended up with antibiotics or Prednisone because with the combo of his asthma, his lungs were pneumonia sounding! Caleb will be starting a preventative asthma med for the winter to try to prevent a repeat of last winter!
Now to the allergy test- Caleb is showing no reactions to: Egg, beef, pork, and ALL TREE NUTS!!! I am Stunned!! I have never got to add foods back INTO the diet!! He is still HIGHLY allergic to Peanuts and Dairy; and I will continue to avoid tree nuts or wait and do a food trial in the office before letting him even try those! My allergist said we can try to slowly start introducing one food at a time over a few weeks for each food- the baked egg, then regular cooked egg, then same with beef and pork. Caleb never had big noticeable reactions to these foods before, so am not too worried about him having one now, and we do have the Epi-pen- God forbid if something should go wrong! We did not test him for yeast and canola today, and may try to get that done in the next few weeks/months.
I was also happy that I remembered to ask about the flu shot, and that Caleb was able to have that done today as well! Did you know that it is not recommended for asthmatics to receive the nasal spray flu vaccine? Well, we know now! 🙂
Hope everyone has a safe Halloween! I did decide to let the boys trick-or-treat a little bit, and I meant for them to wear gloves- but forgot. They did great and had fun! We did not stay out late, since there is school tomorrow, and both boys stayed up late last night! I made the deal with the boys that they will hand over all the loot-in exchange for safe treats from home! Caleb did receive a few safe treats, so he was happy, and Jacob is having fun with his glow sticks! 🙂