The Caterpillar on her Arm 2

Yesterday we had an appointment with the allergist in order to assess our daughters allergies before she started school.

Just a follow up so that she was tested and all the necessary paperwork was filled out.

We got there early, played with the toys, talked about the test and the caterpillar that was drawn on her arm last time. We talked about how the caterpillar’s dots grew big and what a brave girl she is.

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When we were called in we sat patiently in the room and answered the typical questions, like how many major reactions had she had since 2010…. well, none really, and how many times had she been to the emergency room…. none.

We discussed her diet and how we care for her and then the Dr. started the test.

But before he did he said something interesting.

He didn’t think she would be allergic anymore.

He was certain, based on the information we had provided, that she had outgrown her allergy.




That can’t be right.

Can it?

As I sat in complete shock the doctor continued with the test, drew a butterfly on my daughter’s arm, and completed the pin prick. He left us sitting and I stared every second at her arm, waiting for it to swell.

But it didn’t.

There was only the small red mark where the pin and gone in.

I could feel giggles erupting inside of me. I started to kiss the top of my daughter’s head. I was floating.

When the Dr. came back in he looked at her arm and said he was almost positive she had, indeed, outgrown her allergy.


To be sure she had to undergo a challenge test.

She had to be given peanut butter in a controlled environment, first on her lip, then on her tongue, and so on to see if she passess. Then she will be deemed no longer allergic.

Can you imagine?

The relief?

There is so much I want to say!

There is so much I have learned throughout the years we’ve been dealing with this, so much of our lives have changed, and so much of our lives have adjusted to accomodate her allergy.

This would change so much.

I feel like I’m running in a circle right now and can’t sit still.

What if?

So in July we go back and face another test.

Cross your fingers for good results!

I’ll be crossing mine!


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8 Responses to The Caterpillar on her Arm 2
  1. Jenn@Fox in the City
    May 13, 2014 | 12:12 pm

    That is wonderful news! My friend’s little guy outgrew his allergy to sesame which made all of their lives just that much easier.

    Fingers crossed for the next round of testing!

  2. Shay
    May 14, 2014 | 10:46 am

    Yay! How wonderful is that? We’ve never had to deal with allergies but as a momma I can imagine how relieving that must feel!

  3. Kir
    May 14, 2014 | 11:20 am

    I am grinning FOR YOU!

    Reading this I was just smiling and saying “thank you” to the universe for giving me a happy, hopeful story today. I needed it. I needed to read this and imagine you floating, smiling, in a place of hope and relief.

    Everything I have is crossed for you for July.


  4. Farrah
    May 15, 2014 | 2:14 am

    Oh my goodness- this is so exciting!!!!!! I can only imagine your immense relief should it be that she outgrew it! Crossing everything 🙂

  5. Shell
    May 15, 2014 | 10:26 am

    This makes me so happy for you! I hope she really has outgrown it!

  6. Stacey
    May 15, 2014 | 11:02 am

    It is amazing that she has outgrown her allergy! Neither of my children had to deal with any severe allergies, thank goodness, but I can only imagine how hard it was to change your family’s lifestyle to adjust for that allergy!

  7. Diana
    May 16, 2014 | 9:48 am

    Congratulations. That is awesome. I don’t even know you and excited for you.

  8. Kimberly
    May 16, 2014 | 7:15 pm

    Jumping in the air and clacking my heels. oh I hope that she is not allergic. I am not her mom (obviously) and I am so relieved to know this. It’s a careless world out there. Everyone thinks that allergies are no big deal. Jerks

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