Thursday, July 22, 2010


I'm terrified that my babies are going to end up with severe allergies like their mama. Or, worse allergies than the ones I have currently. Yesterday my sweet Rose's back was all broken out in bumps- not exactly hives, but an allergic reaction for sure. We gave her benedryl and Dave's friend who is a medic came over to check her out. We washed her off to make sure it wasn't something she was wearing/laying in (she was in the grass earlier that evening). It could have been the new sunscreen we got, or maybe all the mosquito bites Rose got while camping. She still looks like she got punched in the eye because she has a swollen bite right below her eye.

For now I'll make sure I have Benedryl on hand and I'm going to include Rose in our daily spoonful of local honey ritual to hopefully lessen the effects of the allergies, but I'm not sure what else I can do. I'm trying to take the more natural route. I'm going to talk to the doctor about allergy testing because she's had three allergic reactions in her lifetime now and I'm starting to get concerned about them.


LMS said...

Oh so sorry to hear that. Keith's kids and Jessie's kids have horrible allergies. Courtney cannot have milk or she goes into anaphalactic shock. So we have to keep benedryl and other meds on hand just in case. Good luck!

Jeff and Jessie said...

Nelson has allergies-we took him to an allergist though and all allergens came up negative-the allergist said that can happen when children are under the age of 8 and to wait to test again until he is 8. So you may want to wait to get the correct diagnosis.
Benadryl and claritin are our friends sadly. We've tried other routes, but this works best for us for now.
Sorry to hear yours have the same...