Friday, September 16, 2005

Emma's Allergy Testing

Fortunately Emma's allergy testing went well. After a thorough talk with the doctor about the symptoms he told us that the problem that she has with diary is probably not an allergy at all but an enzyme deficiency instead. We're going to be looking into an over-the-counter supplement you can buy that aids in the digestion of lactose when the lactase enzyme is deficient. We'll see how it goes... the doctor wasn't even sure it's available in a form suitable for toddlers.

As I said her testing went fine. Much to our surprise she's actually not allergic to any of the mold, dust, animal dander and foods that they tested for. Naturally we're happy she's not allergic to any of those things, but that does leave us looking for an answer.

The doctor also said that Emma probably has Asthma. That's also not a surprise as both Casey and I have forms of it, and hopefully it won't bother Emma much just like it doesn't bother Casey or I currently. I know we've both had trouble with it in the past, but hopefully Emma will have a better experience with it.

Well, that's the update for today. I'm going to try to get back in the mode of posting regularly, but I won't make promises since I know from long ago that if I promise that I'll start posting more it really means I'll stop altogether for years. :-)

1 Lonely Comment:

Bonnie said...

I'm glad to hear the milk problem is something that you should be able to handle easily, and that there aren't any serious allergies...

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