Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Doctor's Office

Do you remember I took the boys to the doctor on Friday? Did I post about it? I don't remember if I did or not. Anyways, I took the boys to the doctor because they tummy's were hurting them and it had been over a week since it started. While we were there I showed the doctor how Monkey can't breath through his nose, I had already paid my co-pay might as well get my moneys worth. She wanted to have him allergy tested. I took all 4 kids to the lab to get his blood drawn. That is a story in and of it's self. Let's just say I was not a happy mommy after that experience and it had nothing to do with my kids. I digress. Though I do want to state that Monkey did not shed a tear during the blood draw. He sat on my lap and looked in my eyes as I held him tight. He was so brave. Well the doctor's office called with the results of the test. He is allergic to dust mites. I need to go get him a new pillow and a cover for his bed and I need to have the carpets cleaned and they need to be vacuumed once a day and I need to dust at least every other day for him. This is going to be major work but for my little boy to be able to breath out of his nose I am up for the challenge. I wish we would of gotten this done sooner but I think he was at the perfect age to handle the needle. If there are any mom's out there that have kids with this type of allergy I could use some tips or anything that has been helpful for you!

5 comments:

Kristin said...

Good for you to know! He wouldn't be aloud in our house!!! With our 10 yr. + old carpet, I'm sure it's infested with gazillions of dust mites...sick! Good luck keeping up on the ridding of the mites!

Kristin said...

Another thought...maybe it would be best to not have any carpet with all the allergies and asthma today! I don't even want to know how much "yuckys" it captures!!! Eeks!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

OH my word, he would not survive this house! ha. You're such a great mom. Vacuuming every other day? well, I have to do that anyway because of the cracker trails my kids leave. I'm go glad you got things figured out for him though!

Nap Warden said...

Wow...I'm impressed he was so brave! That's gonna be tough...but worth it, go Mom!

* TONYA * said...

What a brave kid not shedding a tear. I remember taking Jay for blood draws when he was young and it would take a few of us to hold him down.

Do what you have to for your child. That's all that is important. But poor you just the same, having to maintain all of that, wow.