Kolby and I headed to the allergist this morning.
He got pricked and pricked and pricked and pricked and pricked and pricked a couple more times for good measure.
And I promised a doughnut.
The outcome? Allergies to gelatin and dust mites.
Gelatin was in 3 of the 5 vaccinations he received that day.
Gelatin is also in marshmallows, gummi candy, and of course, jello. We are to eliminate those from his diet. That won't be that big of a deal except I gave my kids gummi vitamins. I guess Kolby will get Flintstones. Luckily, I've slacked off on doling those out for the last couple of months. And I'm bummed about the marshmallows, how's a kids supposed to enjoy a campfire? No s'smores? And no Rice Krispie Treats? Major bummer to me.
The dust mites are mostly a problem in his bedroom. We'll be getting an encasement for his mattress and his pillow. And probably buying a special comforter. His sheets have to be washed on hot every two weeks. Oh and those special stuffed animals that he sleeps with? Either wash them on hot every 2 weeks or get rid of them entirely. I'm thinking about giving him two week rotations of favorites. He usually has about 10 surrounding him every night. Plus 3 special blankies.
We're considering getting a new vacuum.
And a professional duster. You know, the one who comes to your house once a week to dust? Just kidding. Kind of. Drew didn't mention that, but I thought it.
We already have blinds in his room, not curtains but of course those blinds should be dusted more than once a year which is more my schedule.
And now I see dust mite potential everywhere I look. Those blankets that hardly ever get washed that they play with all the time. My 4 throw rugs downstairs. And of course, our carpet. Which we've always thought was disgusting, but hey it came with the house!
Here's to trying to control something uncontrollable and not going off the deep end while doing it!
*This just in: Skittles and Starburst are out too. Am I over reacting?