Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Everyone who knows Gregory has seen him itching his nose like crazy at any given time. Poor honey. At his yearly appointment in February, his doctor went ahead and put in an order for an allergy test. The other week week we go his blood drawn and then last Wednesday I got the results. Dun Dun Dun.
In a nut shell, something he is allergic to will only come up if he's been exposed to it already. A normal person will be allergic to 61 things. Gregory is allergic to 381!!!! Oh my goodness!!! Don't freak out just yet. Each thing he is allergic to is rated on a scale of 1-6 . . . 6 being highly allergic. All of Gregory's were either a 1 or a 2. Whew! Except for peanuts being a 3. No surprise.
So, poor honey!!! Things that he is allergic to?
Many of our beautiful dessert plants.
I asked his doctor if we should start avoiding these foods? She said if he has symptoms like watery eyes or itchy nose. Helloooo? Yes! He does! Told her we had recently started him on Children's Claritin . . . does that help? She said it helps.
She is putting in a referral for us to see an Allergist (one more doctor to add to the list) who will work with Gregory over time building up a tolerance to each allergy. So, that will be good.