Welp, my kiddo got a Cheerio. The sitter is amazing and we've basically never had an issue with food there, ever. She got a Cheerio today. The sitter (again who's fabulous) sent me a message right away that at most she got one and at best she only licked it. Welp based on my social media groups I'm in, many moms would have responded with horror. "OMG IM ON MY WAY HOME, MY CHILD MIGHT DIE" or "SEND ME PICTURES OF HER EVERY HALF HOUR AND IF SHE SO MUCH AS COUGHS CALL 911". I find that I tend to be in the minority though as my response is "eh just one? I'm 99% sure she'll be okay since she only reacted to 5 before. Let me know if she starts puking and I'll come get her". I find that if I can remain calm, I can eliminate massive amounts of anxiety, worry, stress, headaches etc.... Especially considering this isn't the first time my little one has gotten something that she shouldn't and definitely won't be the last. We can be the best parent's in the world, but kids will still be kids.
Okay so if you're anything like me you know that kids get sick. They get colds, viruses, etc... What they don't typically get is pneumonia twice in 10 months. Well that's what faced us with my oldest, P, this year. She had pneumonia in November and then again three weeks ago. So I made an appointment with the pediatrician to see if there's something more here. She agreed that blood tests would be good, so she ordered the typical CMP, Sed rate, CRP, etc... All came back within normal limits. So we shrugged it all off.
One week later, we are at the allergy clinic for a follow-up & nutrition consult and I mentioned it to her (AMAZING) allergist who wanted to run some more in-depth labs. She ran a lymphocyte subset test, pneumococcal IGG test, Tetanus IGG test, CBC, and all the IGG, IGA, IGM, IGE tests. Lo and behold, she had very low pneumococcal titers, low IGG, and low Natural Killer Cells.
Step 1: get the pneumococcal vaccine booster
Step 2: allergy is consulting with the immunology clinic to see if they want to see her or if they're okay with redoing the labs in a few weeks and seeing where we're at then.
Time will tell what our next plan is, but HOPEFULLY the pneumococcal booster will fix some of our issues!
Hi there! I'm Caitlyn. I'm mom to three kiddos ages 7,5 & 2. My 7& 2 year olds were the two blessed with FPIES. My 7 year old is only (now) Acute to dairy, wheat, soy, and rice. The youngest is a hot mess with 12 safes, and a million fails plus a few IGE's to top it all off.
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