Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hives Update.. some answers

 So we met with an allergist and got testing done. Eggs, Peaches, Grass, Ragweed and Trees!! The last 3 are seasonal allergies basically, so I am not too worried for them.
Peaches I had a feeling because in November he flaired up after a Gerber Oatmeal and Peaches meal and fruit cup.
EGGS?!?! He had eggs Thursday the day before testing with no reaction, doctor said its not life threatening more of an intolerance that in large quantities he will react and not in small amounts. He had no rash yesterday, as it finally cleared Tuesday. (After 14 full days of rash/hives)
So there still is something else too, we go back in March and will bring more things if we see them. At least we got some answers though I don't feel the 2 weeks of hives were from eggs, so the search continues. Having some answers is a start.
I LOVE the allergist we went to, which is great, he was awesome with Jack and containing him for 2.5 hours is no easy task.  He just started up in Westchester, he is director of allergies at Jacobi and teaches down at Einstein, too!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hives...what is causing them??

Jack has had these since December 27th. We still have no idea what is causing them. Originally he was on Benadryl for 7 days, no relief. Then 4 days of Prednisone and still no relief. Made a trip to the ER at the recommendation of the pharmactist and pediatrician. Only to deal with te most obnoxious ER doctor at NWH. (the same one who dealt with Jack when he had his infection at skin gray site and said it was no big deal and then he was admitted for 4 days).
Then a Saturday appointment at the doctors for follow up ad blood work. Wednesday we got results back saying he did have some raised levels and go to Allergist. We have 2 appointments set up. One later today as one next Friday, for 2 opinions. As far as Jack knows nothing is going on he has even a champ but as parents we are freaking out. Hopefully soon we find answers.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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