Pretty little boot Sam is sportin don't ya think?
So about a year ago, yes a year ago Sam said his ankle/foot hurt. And being of the "No blood, No sympathy" mind set so to speak I blew it off. Chalked it up to kid playing in the woods, tripping on a stick, growing pains, you get the idea. I started to notice after practice he was favoring his foot and then he asked again if we could please get his foot looked at. So we went to the Orthopedist and they took x-rays, poked and squeezed and put a boot on it. Wednesday we go for an MRI to determine if it is a stress fracture and to see if he has to wear the lovely accessory for the next 6 weeks.
So I know your asking yourself if your at the orthopedist why is he laying on his stomach getting his backed pricked with 35 different needles with 35 different allergens? Let me tell you why.
Sam is allergic to Nuts, all nuts and we had a little "scare" in our house Friday before school which involved Sam being seen by the rescue squad. He was/is fine. He had an allergic reaction to something we have never had a problem with before and thought it best to get it checked out. The first picture is immediately after the pricks, at the allergist. Things are reacting quickly.
Two minutes. Getting red and very itchy.
Five minutes in and they are all the size of a quarter except one allergen, Brazilian Nuts.
All the trees. All the grasses. All nuts.
All done. We start a new round of allergy shots next week. Thankfully we can do it in clusters and will only require 8 visits, they will be 2-3 hours long with maintenance after that.