So today was the appointment at the allergist’s at the children’s hospital. Before we even got seen by the doctor, I understood why this is the hospital. Easy to navigate, pleasant, serene surroundings, friendly and helpful staff. And I started appreciating “the problem” we have, as we passed children with oxygen tanks, children with no hair, children with very obvious medical issues. We passed parents and grandparents looking stressed, anxious and exhausted. What’s a few oozing, gooey ear infections compared to that, in the grand scheme of things?
The doc, of course, was wonderful and helpful. And had some interesting news. He interpreted MAM’s results a bit differently, and wanted to confirm what he thought was true. So they did the standard scratch test on the back…and guess what?
She’s not allergic to anything. Let me type that again, slowly….
S h e’ s n o t a l l e r g i c t o a n y t h i n g.
Nada. Zip. Not a red mark on her back but the control.
So he threw out a couple of other reasons fluids like to ooze out of her ear, and reiterated what the other doctors have told me–it’s good that it’s coming out. I get that, but would like to know why in the hell it’s in there in the first place. (GERD? Sinus structure issues? Reverse gravity inside her head? )
Upon telling BgK, he respectfully asked if we could go out to eat to celebrate.
Here’s the thing–I’m hesitant to do so. If she’s not allergic to eggs, is it just a coincidence that she got a raging ear infection the week after she started eating them again?? If she starts eating all of the foods again, and she gets an ear infection, is related? If the cough that she had for 18 months suddenly comes back, what caused it?
I was hoping for some answers, but it looks like there are more questions…..