The never ending allergies
by, 08-20-2009 at 01:33 AM (409 Views)
Dh and I have been feeling that maybe Jeran's allergies had changed, lately. He had never been allergic to watermelon before, but this summer, he had a horribly itchy mouth and lips after eating watermelon. Obviously this has changed.
I decided to give Jeran chicken nuggets that had wheat, corn, and milk in them. (I know, stupid. I couldn't even choose something that had just one thing) I even gave them to him 2 nights in a row. Well, he is obviously still reacting, behaviorally, to all this. He had gotten into pizza one day, without permission, and while I was busy with the baby. He didn't have the icky poos, so I thought maybe some of his allergies are being outgrown. They are definitely NOT.
Jeran has sensory processing disorder, and he is just always ON. I can't help but feel there is SOMETHING that we are missing. I have no idea what it is, though. And between my inablility to find/make a wide variety of allergy free things, and his extreme pickiness, it is just hard to feed my poor son. Even if I make stuff, it's still expensive, he doesn't like it, and it spoils quickly.
I don't know if I need to get extreme on limiting corn, or if I should look at soy. I intend to take him to the allergist soon, and although the Dr did just RAST last time, I think I'm going to have to seriously look at SPT, too.
After having his worst allergies ever this spring, when the worst was over, his allergic rhinits is suddenly gone. For the most part, anyway. I noticed one day that he was "sucking snot" anymore. And yet, we went to the Woodland Park Zoo a few weeks ago. As we left, and got onto the freeway, all of a sudden, Jeran was VERY snotty, with tons of sneezes and everything. He was "sucking snot" for a good 15 minutes. Then he was better again.
Between his allergies, his pickiness with food, and his SPD, I just want to I want to help him. I don't expect him to be perfect. But there is SOMETHING there. I just DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS!!
His OT today suggested we might consider getting a service dog for him, to help him with his SPD. They are VERY expensive, though, and I know we'd never be able to afford it. If I can just figure out what that SOMETHING is, I'm sure he'd be able to work himself out of it. In large part, anyway.
I am glad I"m homeschooling him. He would drive his teachers, and classmates, nuts, and that isn't what he wants.
Last week, I was making pasta for dinner. I put the water on to boil, then went to get the baby out of nap. I had to change him, too. When I came back down, Jeran was holding his finger, but I had no idea something was wrong. After several minutes, he finally told me that he had touched the red-hot burner on the stove. It took him that long to tell me because he was afraid that he would be in trouble, or that I would tease him about it.
I am praying and praying. Please, God, lead me to figure this out!