Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hello, we haven't seen you in a while....

I took Sam back to the allergist this week.

We hadn't seen Dr. Taylor since last May I think, so I figured it was time to redo some allergy tests and see if any new ones popped up. Mostly, I wanted to test for some seeds and nuts so I could add these to his diet without overly wondering if it was bad for him. Coconut and sesame were safe (he didn't have sunflower), so I'm taking it and running. Sure I'll still wonder if it affects his eos in his throat, because allergy tests don't tell me that for sure, but a negative allergy test makes me a bit more confident, even if it's a false hope. If I don't see any outward aversion than I'm keeping it. I think those muffins and ice cream made with cococut milk sound like a special treat for Sam he is going to love!

Thankfully everything else was pretty much the same. No new ones- still egg, dairy, and peanut- but egg was not as big of a reaction this time. On our next scope, I'm going to run some RAST tests again to look at the numbers; Taylor says the RAST tests seem to correlate better with eosinophilic disease. He is also going to an eosinophilic conference in San Fran, and he will let me know what New and exciting things they present.

So I'd say we're good here for now. Still eliminating the top 6 and Sam is happy and growing a tad. He weighs 23 lbs 12 oz! Thanks maybe to a little steroid run last month. But we'll take it.