Saturday, March 21, 2009

Megan Hates Doctors

Of course I don't think anyone is REALLY fond of them (sorry Alicia) but Megan has had a mega dose this week.

The girl has had an ongoing case of diarrhea for about 3 weeks, and they finally asked me to bring her in after I saw blood in her diaper. So this week we had one pediatrician visit, one phlebotomist visit (taking blood from a 1-year old -- I don't know who was more traumitized, Megan or me.), and one allergist visit. We still don't know what's going on for sure but she had three things pop up at the allergists: peanuts, bananas, and soy. We're going back in a month to double-check because they might be false positives - the banana particularly - but in the meantime, she's going off of it all. Peanuts and banana not a big deal (actually she hasn't had peanuts but her cousing Sophie is highly allergic so I had her tested) but SOY?!?!?! IT IS IN EVERYTHING! Even vegetable oil is really soybean oil. I could not find a single loaf of bread without soy in it so I made bread today for her. Graham crackers, goldfish, EVERYTHING has soy in it. It's really kind've irritating actually. Except I do love homemade bread. But hopefully this does the trick and it's not something more serious.


Alicia said...

I am not offended at all. I don't like going to the doctor either, for myself or my kids. The only doctor I like is the one I'm married to. And he's not official yet!

mickelsenfamily said...

Oh no...that is awful! I really hope she will be able to eat more than things without soy...that's not fun for her or YOU. Sorry to hear that.