Sophie with her rash
Today was spent in the office of a local allergist. When Sophie was a year old, she had a microscopic bite of peanut butter. The girl developed red dots around her mouth and a rash that made her look like she had been kissed by Ronald McDonald. Worried, we kept her from peanut butter for a long time. Unfortunately, many, many MANY things have pb in them and every time Sophers ingested pb, those pesky bumps showed up.
I brought this to her pediatricians attention who scheduled us with the allergist right away. It was an easy appointment. Sophie was great. She just played with stickers and watched cartoons while our entire world was about to be turned upside down.
Here is what her back looked like after her test was over and they had wiped an antihistamine solution all over her back. The hive on the upper right was the control. It gave her a hive that they compared to the other hives. The bottom right hive is peanuts. They scratched the oil on that one and the hive showed up almost instantly. The hive on the upper left is coconuts and all of the little hives are tree nuts and cats. Poor baby. I am super grateful that we caught these allergies early so that she won't know any different. The rest of us however have quite a bit of adjusting to do...