Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Monday, October 20, 2014
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Posted by Hillary at 7:05 AM
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Last week at school a teacher friend gave her a small Reese's Peanut Butter cup. I let her eat it knowing I needed to pay close attention to her. As soon as we got to the car she started scratching her tongue telling me it itched and that her mouth felt weird. My first thought was we might need to head to the Emergency Room. I looked inside her mouth and nothing was swollen. She had no issues breathing so I decided we'd take the short trip home and get Benadryl. When we got home things weren't worse but they weren't better either. I gave her the Benadryl and waited. After about 20 minutes she said her mouth didn't feel weird anymore but she said her tummy hurt. She acted funny for a second and then she threw up. It was just once and I could tell it wasn't a stomach bug. I knew it had to be the peanut butter. I decided to call the doctor and go ahead and make an appointment to talk about allergies.
We had her doctor's appointment last Thursday. Her pediatrician feels very confident we are dealing with a peanut allergy and prescribed us and EpiJr. I was so relieved. I knew I wanted one of those, just in case. I pray we never have to use it but if we do at least we have it.
Sadie has an actual appointment with an allergist in the near future. They will do the skin test to determine her allergies. I am very anxious for that appointment. She has such issues with eczema as well I am interested to see if she has any other allergies.
I will be honest, I was bummed when this all happened. Of course we want everything about our children to be perfect and we don't want them dealing with anything "different". The truth is, however, that just isn't possible. There will always be things out of our control. If the worst thing Sadie ever has to deal with is a peanut allergy then she will be VERY lucky. SO many people have much bigger issues that I can't even begin to complain about this. It really is no big deal.
I will keep you posted after her testing is finished. Until then at least she can eat chocolate.
Posted by Hillary at 1:46 PM
Monday, October 6, 2014
Once again I am behind on blogging. I have thought about giving it up completely because let's face, I am so bad at keeping up with it. The thing is though, I don't want to give it up. I want to be better about it. Right now there are a lot of things in my life that keep me busy. My life isn't any busier than anyone else's but for me it is overwhelming. I have recently decided that some things just need to be put aside for now. It is time to pick and choose what is most important. I happen to think this blog is pretty important so here I am again, starting over.
For today I leave you with my most recent favorite pictures of my girls. Phone pictures, of course. :)
Posted by Hillary at 1:58 PM