So, here’s the allergy panel as promised…
Regarding his total IgE allergen count, out of a normal range of 0-100, Noah’s number was 269. The individual allergen range is 0-0.34. Noah’s were as follows:
Egg White: 4.96
Corn, Maize: 1.92
And the BIG DOG…..
He also showed allergies to Cod, Shrimp, Clam, and Scallop…so, no seafood chowder for Noah this Christmas Eve. But seriously, why he’s producing such high amounts of antibodies is perplexing. Hopefully there’s an “expert” that can shed a little light on the situation…especially since he hasn’t had a lot of PBJ’s yet or big jugs of milk to wash it down. I did find a an article on line about allergies to peanut proteins being passed during pregnancy. When I was pregnant, I had a whey protein smoothie with almond milk and a scoop of organic peanut butter EVERYDAY. Once he was born, I backed off on those, suspecting they weren’t good for him, but ate Odwalla peanut chocolate chip bars, instead. I asked a PICU doc 4 months ago if he could have a horrible allergy to peanuts, since that was the one food that was constant in the picture through my breast milk, but he said NO…
Anyway, the allergists work out of National Jewish Hospital, and, since there’s literally a blizzard outside that is due to last through tomorrow, though NJH is only 3 miles away, there will be no discussion of allergies today…it seems strange to me that there aren’t allergy specialists at Children’s since lots of children have allergies…
My sister and her family were supposed to arrive today from Rhode Island, but are stuck in Baltimore for now…I didn’t even know it was supposed to snow, as I’m not really keeping up on the news these days, but I opened the blinds this morning and there was a white out. My little sister spun out going only 30 mph on I-25 across 4 lanes of traffic this morning, but THANK GOD, everyone behind her slowed to a stop. Noah’s room is north facing, so it is covered in ice and I can barely make out the parking garage 50 feet away. I guess if you need to be stuck somewhere in a blizzard and your health isn’t optimal, well, I suppose a hospital is a decent place to be…Jason and I are still trying to decide if one of us should take Em home or if we should all stay here and hang out as a family all night…I’ll let you know what we decided tomorrow!