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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Monday, February 19, 2007
Odds and Ends
Yes, I never got back on Saturday for the Photo Hunt. Luckily it was not b/c I got sick or anyone else, for that matter. I just had no energy to dig up something antique. So, I was a slacker.

So far, no one else has gotten the stomach virus. I will not, however let my guard down yet. I can’t fathom how Kayla could have it for 5 days and now one else gets it. So I’m still tense and expecting the worst. Ho hum…

Add to that the fact that my house is a disaster area and my office looks like a bomb went off. I really need to tackle it. It’s so unlike me for it to be this bad. A little clutter built up, yes, that can be normal – but the piles I have. Yikes! And in that pile is our tax returns, done and signed. I really need to get them in the mail tomorrow.

Some exciting news – for me anyway. Our bed is in and it’s being delivered on Wednesday. Yay! So now, I’m on the hunt for a new bedding set. If anyone knows of a good place to shop, let me know. I want something nice and good quality. I’m not going to Kohl’s for this one. I really have no clue where to go. I’ll have fun shopping for it though.

Amidst all the chaos of last week, Alysa had her f/u at the Allergist. Her testing came back normal and her over-all allergy levels were low. Yay! Not that it necessarily means anything, but it’s a good sign. :) They want to see her back in June. Can’t say I’m sure why they will still see her, but I’m guessing at this point that it is b/c they gave a prescription for allergies as needed and to see how she does through the spring allergy season. To be honest, I was too much of a zombie to ask many questions. To me, an environmental allergy to pine trees is a “blessing” compared to food allergies. And they are expected with my family history. I did ask the doc that Kayla saw about when I should call to set up K’s blood test for her dairy re-test. He said with her level (a 3 – which is considered high). He said that since it’s a 3, he will do a skin test in August (no blood test first). Now, let me say this is the same doctor that when she was 8 months would not do a skin test to confirm her blood test b/c of her level 3 result and the fact that she had a contact reaction. Granted, he did not have her chart with him, so I will give him some lee-way. But it’s “comical” that even the same doctor has differing opinions. Regardless, I will NOT let them do a skin test w/o a blood test first. If she has not outgrown her allergy, I will not let her be exposed to the allergen. I have not worked my tale off since April of 2005 and lived with stress and anxiety and reorganized my home and life in order to keep her from coming into contact with dairy only to voluntarily put it in her system. So…when it’s closer to August and time to schedule an appointment I will request the RAST test (blood test). If they refuse (which I can’t see them doing), I will ask her Ped to order it. But we have time to work through these details…

Oh yes, I put Kayla in cotton undies yesterday to see what she would do. In March, J and I plan on taking 2 days and giving her a “nudge”. Well, she wore them and peed in them. I was not in the room and she comes running in – “Oh no, Kayla, what did you do”. Then she said something about the potty. I asked her if she want peepee’s. She said yes. I said where? She ran over and said, “Oh, in the basket.” For those who know me – the baskets I have in my house are Longaberger baskets. Yes, she used one as a potty. Although in her defense, they love to play in it, so it was not intentional. Thankfully they have the well-made and functional plastic protectors in them. So it was actually very easy to clean up. I put her back in undies until her nap. I tried to get her to sit on the potty b4 her nap and she got all upset about it. So that was my attempt for the day. I will wait until March when one of us can be dedicated to her at all times. This is not going to be fun. At least she’ll love running around naked.

I had wanted to run some errands today, but I think I’ll stay home – it’s President’s Day which means it might as well be Saturday. It’s WAY too crazy to drive amongst the traffic in my area on the weekends. So I will hopefully be productive today and get my office cleaned. I’ll take some pics and possibly post it later so you can see what I got done.

Wish me luck!

posted at 8:24 AM  

At 10:31 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Good Luck! Glad to hear everyone is staying healthy. Too funny on the basket (not really, but it will be when she gets older and you get to retell this story to her friends). I'm feeling very unorganized too. I need to get some things together.
Jason always gets the RAST done first and then the skin test to confirm. Although come to think of it, last year when we did the dreaded challenge, they skipped the skin test altogether. It's odd how different things are even with the same Doc. That's why we have to be so on top of things.


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