We thought we were in the clear, but as it turns out, we are not. Bella is still allergic to tomatoes and the allergist recommended we continue to avoid all things tomato. Bummer. We ruled out a citrus allergy, but Bella does have an intolerance to citrus. Double bummer. The EpiPen will continue to go everywhere Bella does. Triple Bummer.
We went for Bella's semi-annual appointment with the allergist and we all had high hopes that December's severe allergic reaction was just a fluke. The doctor even retested today and her reaction was minimal. However, by the time we arrived home (about 45 minutes after the test) she had broken out in hives. It wasn't severe and she wasn't having difficulty breathing but I called the allergist to be safe. The nurse spoke with the doctor who told me to give her Benadryl for the remainder of the day. I was hoping to do something fun with the girls, but I'd prefer to take it easy with a very drowsy Bella. I'd hate to expose her to heat and humidity with a trip to the zoo or park when she may not be feeling 100%.
All things considered, things could be a hell of a lot worse. We could be sitting the ER with a very sick Bella, but rather we're sitting in the comfort of our home. Bella is playing quietly by herself in the family room and CeCe is napping in her bouncer. It's been a rough few days for Bella... I need to play catch up from the weekend, but yesterday included a face-plant in the parking lot at the aquarium and skinned knees from a walk gone wrong. My poor Bella!
Let's hope the rest of the week goes according to plan... or at least somewhat according to plan. Happy Monday y'all!
Ian, Kim, Bella & Cecilia