The highlight of my day was spending three hours in an allergy clinic for Peanut to get tested. We got some vague answers for his eczema but also found out he is slightly allergic to nuts (walnut, almond, peanut, and soy nut), and a shellfish. The allergy specialist linked the nuts and shellfish allergies to eczema but even days that I he didn’t have any, eczema still flared up. But anyway, the allergies are very fractional so we don’t need EpiPen, which is a good thing because those things are damn expensive. I just need to be more watchful of what he eats, and perhaps reduce the food that causes eczema. The allergy specialist suggested we have a follow up in late March for second testing.
This boy screamed his lungs out when the nurse pricked the skin on his back. I had to pin him down so that he would not get hurt accidentally by the pricks.
This photo was taken for his homework, which is due tomorrow. He was holding Pickles the Frog, the class’s mascot. The kids in his class rotate each week for time with Pickles, and then each write a journal entry or two telling how they spend their time with their stuffy friend. My little friend wrote about having noodle soup for lunch with Pickles, and then Pickles napped on his study chair. 😛
The not-so-highlight of the day was dragging a sick puppy around town for various errands while he was feeling lethargic. I didn’t get to feed him lunch until 3 p.m. when we got out of the allergy clinic. We stopped by Wholefoods for him to get a small cup of chicken noodle soup, which he didn’t finish, and just wanted to go home for a nap.
This picture was taken last week. He didn’t look this up-spirit today. I kind of miss the hyperactive kid, though!
P.S. I spent 2 and a half hours this morning making 30 spring rolls and then delivered to Mr. O’s work place for him to share with colleagues. Hence, the driving back and forth with an accumulation of 50 miles from one place to another.