Monday, January 16, 2012

Bahia Grass & Dust Mites

I saw a side of my sweet girl today that I did not know existed.   We were on our way to the Allergy Specialist today when she started working herself up into a tizzy!  She said, "Mom, I do not want to get allergy testing, it is going to feel like a shark eating me alive."  I sort of giggled because I never expected her to say that and then she said, "it's not funny, it is gonna feel like Scar is scratching my back too."  Scar is Simba's uncle on Lion King according to Emma.

They got us settled into a room and it went downhill from there.  The little nurse doing the testing was about 7 months pregnant and I was scared to death Emma was going to kick and hurt her.  Let's just say she said some really ugly things, refused to cooperate, screamed at all of us and kicked her feet.  This Momma was in shock and super embarrassed.  Emma had obviously been worrying about the test, but never expressed to us that she was scared to death, instead she decided to let the entire clinic know during her test and after. 

Would you ever think this sweet face could throw such a hissy?  This was after an hour of fit throwing.

At one point she was so out of control that I told her I was going to video it for her Daddy to see.  She told me, "you better not video me or try to pray to Jesus about it either".  I ended up having to give her a couple spats on the hiney, attempting to get her to lay still and calm down. It ended up taking 3 of us to hold her down and restrain her during the test. I felt horrible, but it had to be done.

We found out today Emma is highly allergic to dust mites (don't judge, supposedly they live in every ones mattresses, pillows and stuffed animals) and Bahia grass (hay).  We will be meeting with the specialist next week to get more detailed results and discuss the next step in testing and treating her condition. 

As soon as I got in the car, I called Mr. Frazier and informed him that he would be chaperoning his daughter to any future testing.  Bless her heart, I know she was so scared but she was OUT OF CONTROL to say the least.


Brandi said...

Aw, poor thing!!! Nate is allergic to a lot too!! He can't have stuffed animals either. He has a mattress protector and it has helped a bit. He's also on meds...ugh!!!

Kim said...

Oh goodness, poor girl!! I agree, it had to be done, but that pitiful face. I am sure it wasn't too fun with the fit throwing though. Our oldest has gotten to the point where he is scared to go to the doctor now that he can remember getting shots the last time, and he has thrown him a fit or two as well. ;)

Cindy said...

My child is also alergic to Bahia grass (which is what we have everywhere in our home and neighborhood) as well as indoor and outdoor mold (they have ridiculously long names) dogs, and several food allergies. Needless to say we go from, skin rashes, itching, peeling, rough/dry, to runny nose, coughing, congestion, and asthma... I feel for both of you! It's going to be a bumpy ride going forward with treatment and symptom management, but it's necessary.