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Allergy Testing Time Again

It’s that time of the year again. Jumpy (3 years 11 months) had her prick tests on Tuesday. She absolutely hates having those done. I couldn’t bring myself to telling her why we were going to hospital. She just knew she had an appointment there. I had her red book and an egg with me, but I quite simply could not tell her we were going to see the nurse so she would get prodded and pricked.

My little girl is a brave little soul, a warrior, but in a way, I chose to protect her by not telling her what was going to happen. We got there and as soon as she was asked to lift up her sleeves, she knew. She just knew, and she looked at me with that “you’ve tricked” me kind of look. She wanted to be anywhere else but there.

Having prick tests is no fun at all for a little girl. It is no fun for a parent to take your little one to have  needles inserted through their forearms and to have the tiny wound bathed in allergens, but every cloud has a silver lining.

On Tuesday, there were less bumps where her skin normally reacts quite a bit to the allergens. Her skin was itchy and she was clearly uncomfortable, but other than egg and a few nuts, her skin remained clear. It looks like her annual meeting with her allergist will result in some food challenges in hospital and that is good. It looks like progress.

Look at her, all happy a few hours after the prick tests. This little girl rocks. This little girl is a mini superheroine!



  1. Midge
    21/10/2016 / 6:27 am

    Oh bless her they are such toughies these allergy kids! x

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 10:50 pm

      They are! xx

  2. 21/10/2016 / 8:26 am

    I’m so incredibly happy that things are moving in the right direction for your little superhero my lovely xxx

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 10:49 pm

      Me too! It’s just my guesstimate that her paediatrician will book some food challenges in hospital. He might get some blood tests done to be on the safe side before that, but the fact the bumps and the redness were nothing like before makes me hopeful. Yay!

  3. Ali White
    21/10/2016 / 8:35 am

    Its so tough watching the little ones when it’s testing time. Glad it’s all going the right way.

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 11:06 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  4. Viv'Maman_Bas
    21/10/2016 / 10:48 am

    Super nouvelle !! Bravo à ta jolie puce xx

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 2:10 pm

      Merci ma belle! Ces tests sont toujours stressants pour la puce, mais à chaque fois, je me dis qu’on pourra peut-être rayer une allergie ou deux de la liste. Ça a l’air bien parti pour cette année!

  5. ljgjghfhfrfdrgdgrdrgdgdg
    21/10/2016 / 12:00 pm

    What a brave little super star!

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks my lovely!

  6. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    21/10/2016 / 12:19 pm

    I’m dreading having to do this again with Bertie!! He was just 12 months old the last time and although he cried, he didn’t really have any idea what was happening!! Am keeping EVERYTHING crossed that he’ll grow out of his egg allergy!! Am so happy to have found a royal icing recipe that really works, that doesn’t contain egg! 🙂 xx

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 11:06 pm

      When she was a baby, she had no idea either what was happening and it’s not until she was just about 3 that she started saying she didn’t like it. When is his next round of allergy testing? x

  7. Vicki
    21/10/2016 / 7:42 pm

    I’m so delighted! Well done jumpy! Will try to link up but on holiday now so depends on the wifi situation! Sending hugs to your superheroine!

    • Mel
      21/10/2016 / 10:41 pm

      Thanks sweetie, it makes me very hopeful for her paediatrician appointment next month. Good if you can link up, but no pressure! Enjoy your holidays. x

  8. 22/10/2016 / 7:18 pm

    That sounds like great news 🙂 how long do you now have to wait to find out if she can start adding new things into her diet?

    • Mel
      24/10/2016 / 12:28 am

      We’ll have to wait until we see her paediatrician next month, but that sounds really good, right?

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