Kara was diagnosed with food protein induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) in August of 2010. She has had many FPIES reactions and complications that have lead to numerous hospitalizations and specialist appointments. It was a huge sigh of relief to finally have some answers and a diagnosis, however we have to remind ourselves daily that this is a very serious disease and this is only the beginning of the long road we have in front of us.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poor Baby!

Kara had 18 pokes on her back today to test for allergies. This is in addition to the 12 that she had 4 weeks ago. She cried on my shoulder as the nurse poked her each time. Poor baby!

This test started with cleaning off her back. She was slightly broken out in eczema again, after having her completely cleared up 2 weeks ago. When they rubbed the disinfectent wipe across her back, she started crying. It had to burn so bad on her poor, broken out skin!
The nurse then made 3 columns with 6 lines each, beginning with one control and one histamine. Then she went on, poking the foods, the dusts, the animals, until they were done. This is what she looked like immediately after the pokes were done:

She fussed but then we side tracked her with bubbles. Good idea Nurse!

This is what my poor baby looked like about ten minutes after the pricks went in.

After all of this, we got negatives. This histamine spot reacted bad, not too sure why all those hives happened. They washed her back off and rubbed her back down with cortizone. I couldn't believe that she reacted that bad, her reaction to the histamine a month ago was nothing compared to this!

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