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Clearly, this nurse is not familiar with children.

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in allergies in babies, mfmf, my favorite moment friday, nurses who don't know what they are talking about, this nurse clearly has no children, toddlers and allergies | 0 comments

Several months back, I was fed up with all the mysterious congestion and coughing and vomiting and rashes and this and that and finally surmised that Ryan was allergic to air. It would seem I need to start listening to that sarcastic voice in my head… cuz he sort of IS allergic to air. Or at least, the dust, cat hair, ragweed and tree pollen that is...

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Allergy #1 has been uncovered.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in allergies in babies, egg white allergy in toddlers, toddlers and allergies | 0 comments

So the kid is allergic to egg whites. I have always suspected that Ryan is allergic to something. He has asthma (maybe?) and ezcema (definitely) and those things go hand-in-hand with allergies. Plus there’s the constant congestion and the extreme sensitivity to all respiratory illnesses. (The most recent being croup, which is super fun. Also, it is...

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I have diagnosed him.

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in allergic to air, allergies in babies, asthma in babies, diagnosing your kid, lingering ear infection, stomach viruses in babies | 4 comments

Yesterday morning, it all clicked. I know what’s wrong with my kid. I walked into Ryan’s room as Mike was changing him. The rash that he suddenly developed on Tuesday (in addition to more vomiting that sent us back at the doctor… welcome to my life) kept going away and coming back. “It’s so weird,” Mike said. “I just took his shirt off and it...

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If it’s not one thing, it’s 27 others.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in allergies in babies, asthma in babies, eczema in babies, new mom, parents worry a lot, sick baby | 5 comments

I have found that parenting has a sort of cycle to it. It goes something like this: 1. Receive semi-worrisome or negative news.2. Worry.3. Do everything in your power to correct said negative thing or minimize long-term impact of negative thing.4. Get good news that your efforts have paid off.5. Smile for three seconds; release one sigh of relief.6....

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