Monday, August 04, 2008

Allergies are no fun!

Please say a little prayer for Nolan.  We are waiting on some test results for him.  We went to the doctor last week and she sent us to get bloodwork done to determine what all he is allergic to.  Well, to start off with, we know he is allergic to latex now.  He had a reaction to the latex gloves they used when drawing the blood.  He has all of these sores all over his arms.  You can see where the nurse's fingertips were touching him.  They look like little burns on his arm.  Then, he had scraped his knee last week and I put a band-aid on him.  What started out as a sore the size of a pencil eraser turned into a sore bigger than a quarter and you could see where the band-aid was stuck to him.  The band-aid had latex in it.  So, now we have to find latex-free band-aids.  We got some results on Friday.  Nolan is mildly allergic to egg whites, he is never to let a peanut touch him, and allergic to wheat, corn, and soy.  Those last three things are in every label you pick up!!  I am having a hard time finding snacks for this boy!  We should get the rest of the results today or tomorrow and then discuss more of this with the doctor.  They are testing him for Celiac Disease.  I can live with food allergies, but if it is Celiac disease, which is basically a gluten allergy, that is something he can never outgrow. And, the whole family will have to change our diet to avoid cross-contamination.  At least he is a very happy little boy!  So, please say a little prayer for us.  I will keep everyone updated when we find out.  

 

5 comments:

Stacey said...

I am so sorry to hear about Nolan! I am sure that food allergies are a very scary thing for a parent. I will pray for all of you. I will be checking in for the update!

Cyndy said...

Hopefully since you know what he's allergic to, we can now feed him other stuff and get him fat!!!!LOL

Phillips Family said...

Poor little boy...Hope that you find out something about his allergies soon.

Jennifer said...

Have you heard anything yet? I'm still praying!

can't wait to see you soon!

Laura said...

I've been praying too. Thanks for this update. I'll be looking for more. He is so precious!