Sometimes the reality of being a mom isn’t much fun. Case in point, this morning. My youngest (I am determined to quit calling him “the baby”, as he has requested it, and he IS 8 years old. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!) has really bad allergies. Like we did allergy shots nearly 3 years ago bad. I last had him tested about two years ago (ish?). We switched medical insurance to Kaiser this year (which, if you can, they are AWESOME. Oh man!!), which means, time to do everything over.
Today was the dreaded allergist appointment. (Which he just got the referral last Tuesday!) I figured we would go, wait forever and schedule a follow up for him to be re-tested.
Nope! Our appointment was at 8:30. By 9am he had seen the dr, and was being prepped for allergy tests! (So glad I tortured the poor kid all weekend without any antihistamines!) Poor thing. This is right after the nurse stamped #’s and did the scratch test:
And this is a mere 15 minutes later:
Cats, dogs, grass, mold, and NUTS. All nuts except Almonds. Oy. Reactions were slightly better than the last test, but probably not enough improvement that he will grow out of it anytime ever. Luckily he’s a smart little thing and knows what he can’t eat. My heart ached as I had to keep those busy little hands occupied for those agonizing 15 minutes!! I must say, Kaiser’s staff made it almost a pleasant experience! The nurse had nieces and nephews who go to the same school as my kids, so she got little man engaged in talking about school, and we played “which reaction was which allergen” while I snapped photos and showed him. Much better than the squirming crying kiddo I had last time!!
By 9:30 we had dropped off his allergy prescriptions at the pharmacy and were on our way to meet a family member who needed a little tlc while their spouse had a procedure done. Let’s just say, Kaiser is bomb in my book.
That said, what I wore for this “fun” event (well, we made to fun after. Shopping, food, picked up Krispy Kreme for tomorrow morning AND a cheesecake for tonight! )
Dress: Kate Spade Adette
Belt: It’s a Wrap
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Handbag: Kate Spade
We stopped in at the Last Call outlet on our way home. They are having a HUGE sale, especially if you are in dire need of a cocktail dress! I picked up a cashmere cardigan for a steal, but passed on anything else (it wasn’t easy!!). Baby steps!
Hope your Monday was grand! Now I’m hiding over an ac vent, it’s 107 outside! Ugh. Summer, can you please be over already?!
Until next time,