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.
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.
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?
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.
So in July we go back and face another test.
Cross your fingers for good results!
I’ll be crossing mine!