I only mentioned what I was cooking, because I was in the middle of cooking dinner, and making two different pastas, where timing is of the essence when SS broke out. SS had a blood test that did not reveal jack, because her pediatrician is a hippy dippy guy who thinks everything is cured by fresh air and his herbs. No, we did not know this when we chose him as her pediatrician. He was highly recommended. SS has been relatively healthy, so we had no idea he is anti ANY medication. As of January 1st SS will be with a different pediatrician.
The problem is that SS cannot have allergy medication 3-4 days before allergy testing. Our girl has not made it yet, and today was the breaking point. Abuela was wonderful remembering Caladryl, a lotion I remember Papi using. But it only relieves itching, SS needs allergy med to stop the rash/welts. We both would rather take it for SS but that is not how life works. She has been such a trooper and it really hurts to see in in sheer agony.
This stuff was all over her body, but I will only show the G rated parts.
Disclaimer: The protrusions are her clavicles, so just move on sick puppies.
Her beautiful little face.
After her allergy med, copious Caladryl, and a hearty serving of chicken Parmesan and angel hair pasta, SS was out before 6:00 p.m. P had to carry her upstairs and although she is only 60 pounds,
51 " long, it's more difficult to haul her upstairs. As usual, SS fell asleep with DOG. She is sleeping on what used to be Mama's side of the couch, SS had built a fort on HER spot. She decided to colonize, pilfer my ottoman. P joked I could fight her and win. Nah, this is why we had her, because she was miserable but taking Mama's side of the sofa gave her comfort. It could have been Baba's side , but what matters is that it brings SS comfort. And she has colonized Baba's side many times, and will eventually own it.
We don't think anyone follows this blog anymore. The Abus were our sure thing but Maria really destroyed Puerto Rico. They have water and electricity, but cell and cable service are non existent at their home. They can get text messages but no pics. We are thankful they are alive and still have their home. If you happen to drop by this black hole, please send positive vibes SS's way. We need to find out how to treat her allergy, she is just ten, and she is at her wits end.