Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Even More Allergy Testing

Because of Hannah's lip swelling incident, we scheduled an appointment with the allergist to test for an allergy to bee stings, or as he called it a venom test. When I explained the situation to him, he thought it was more likely that Hannah was allergic to the pollen in the beeswax. That seemed like a reasonable suggestion, so he Hannah for five different venoms and about 24 pollens. It was fairly traumatic for her, but we did get to watch a REALLY cool salt water aquarium with coral and anemones while we waited for the results. Everything came back negative, so it seems pretty likely that her lips were swelling because of the impetiego that hadn't quite surfaced at that point. I'm thinking I spent that $145 dollars on an Epi-pen that we didn't really need. Oh well, better safe than sorry, and it doesn't expire until February 2010... I don't think I'll be sending it to school with her next year.


NessaAnn said...

You could try selling it to Renee. Or I can see it might be handy to have an epi-pen on hand just in case you have allergy-prone friends around.