I have spent the entire day thinking it was the 5 June. Actually if I am really honest I thought it was the 4th July. I shall not get into the why I thought that with you right now. My son looked at me like I was all kinds of crazy when I said tomorrow was the 6th June. I am the absolute worst when it comes to dates and times. Yes I do put them into my calendars but I STILL get muddled.
Anyway now that I have managed to figure out that it is, in fact, the 29 May let’s get to the point of this post. I have been up and down with what to do about Cameron and his allergies (if that is in fact what they are). Last week we visited our GP, who I trust, to ask advise on Cameron’s “condition”. It was not a successful visit, in fact I was left feeling extremely frustrated.
Yes Cameron is allergic to a whole host of things according to blood tests done.
But no we have no plan of action. Our GP changed the daily meds he has to take but it is still a cocktail of antihistamines and who really knows what else.
Basically the plan is, wait until he reacts and dose him with a Celestemine.
Honestly I am not a fan of this plan so I am changing the plan!
We are now going to do nothing. I am not going to do the skin tests next week. I have spoken to a few people who have said they were not helpful. Our GP did not seem convinced either that they would help more. It is a horrible set of tests and I am not going to put Cameron through that. (Yes I realise he is nearly 15 and not a baby anymore.)
I have stopped all his daily meds. We have cut out the foods he is apparently allergic to. Although I must say I have my doubts about these results and after chatting to a few moms who have been through similar, I am going with my gut on this one.
If there is another reaction I will reassess the situation but for now we are doing nothing. I am really not a huge fan of chronic meds, especially when no one can conclusively tell me they are vital.
I have decided to use this opportunity to get rid of all the rubbish in our diets. One of the allergens that was on the list was wheat. So I am now making all our own bread from good quality wheat, for now Cameron doesn’t seem to be reacting but he has cut down dramatically and has no pasta or other products with wheat in.
I am going to carry on making our tomato sauce, even though tomato is one of Cameron’s allergens and I am going to start making all our own stock again. I am trying as much as I can to cut down on processed products in general.
I know a lot of you have kids with certain allergies and many of you are following a banting/paleo type diet so please share with me all your recipes that are gluten, lactose, sugar free – basically all the food that is devoid of joy :-p
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