Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tis the Season...
for colds, flu's and everything else. So in the last month Makenna has come down with two colds and the stomach flu that lasted a week. Then last week we took Makenna in for her flu shot and she broke out in hives. Did anyone know that the flu shot was made from eggs? I sure didn't and no one told me it was when she received it. And guess what? Makenna has an egg allergy. Now I had suspected that she did because she would throw up or break out around the mouth when I would feed her eggs so I just simply didn't feed them to her. Well now because she had that flu shot her allergy is a lot worse. We ended up taking her to see a food allergist on Friday. They did a skin prick test with egg whites and egg yolks. She reacted to both but was worse with the yolk. But either way an egg is an egg so now we have to stay away from them. But they told us to just stay away from eggs all together and flu shots. We can give her benedryl if she gets the hives again and they gave us a prescription for an epipen if she has a serious reaction. Just another thing that we have to carry around in the diaper bag. But we just hope that we wont ever have to use it. And hopefully she gets feeling better from everything that she has come down with. She has not been a very happy girl lately. Lets just hope she's feeling better for Christmas!
Posted by Kate and Wes at 9:34 AM