Friday, February 26, 2010


Today has been busy between the kid's doctors appointments in Austin and then going to the County Stock Show. The appointment with the allergist was a disaster! Jackson's blood work showed that his allergy to egg was greatly reduced from the last time we had blood work done. They thought that we should do a food challenge with him to see how he reacted to eating egg in the office under their supervision. I cooked up an egg and took it in for him and he absolutely refused to eat it. He wouldn't even put it in his mouth and spit it out which is the first thing they have you do to test for a reaction. It was very frustrating! The allergist said it is pretty common when you tell a child to avoid a certain food because it can make them sick and then you try to force them to eat it. A lot of kids just can't get past that fear which was the case with Jackson so we didn't end up doing the test. Jackson's peanut levels were up from the previous test so that isn't great news but he isn't expected to outgrow the peanut allergy so I didn't expect them to go down either. Tyler's egg levels were really high and had increased a lot since his last blood work. The doctor said he is surprised that Tyler can even eat cake given the fact that his levels are so high but so far eating things baked with egg don't seem to bother him too bad. It is just hard to know why they react to some things and not others and even the doctor can't answer that. Tyler is not expected to outgrow his egg allergy like Jackson is.
After we made it back to Lockhart we headed to the County Stock Show to see Gale and her girls and watch them show their goats. The kids love to go and see the animals. Jackson was really sad that he wasn't showing a rabbit again this year. He really wanted to be out there with them. Hopefully next year he will be able to do something. We had a lot of fun and spent most of the evening there so it was nice. Jacob is coming home tonight and I am so ready for him to get here. It has been one crazy week with sick kids and my dental work and doctor appointments. Tomorrow my friend Bonnie and I are going to Sea World for an adult day of fun. We went for my 30th birthday and had the best time riding roller coasters until we got sick. I am really looking forward to tomorrow! Hope you all have a great weekend!

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