I had to take Aimee in to the allergy doctor this morning.
She's been breaking out in hives every so often about a half hour after she eats so we think she has a food allergy. Last week she broke out on three different days. I know I'm not imagining things.
Anyway, I expected to go there today, have the skin prick tests done and that they would tell me exactly what food Aimee was allergic to.
Instead, we sat there forever and then waited some more, they did the skin test and the only thing they could come up with is barley. Like I've said other places, I don't think it's barley. We'd have to be eating a heck of a lot of whole grain foods for it to be barley and I just don't think so.
We have to keep a detailed food diary over the next two weeks and try to figure out what the problem is, clipping labels along the way if she has a reaction. If they still can't figure it out they can do blood work or just call it idiopathic urticaria, a condition where the person breaks out in hives for no apparent reason, typically caused by an autoimmune disorder. Great. And then they'd have to figure that out.
I need some serious quiet alone time my brain is just tired today.