Monday, November 26, 2007

This Could be a Real Bummer

Ruth told me today that her face feels "itchy" after eating fruit. I asked her how long this had been happening and she said for "awhile". She used to think it was normal. (!!!)

I did some research and found that most people that have fruit allergies also have pollen allergies. She definitely has those.

So, we are headed to the allergist tomorrow morning.

This girl loves fruit (really, really loves it), so removing it from her diet will be very painful. Would you say a prayer that this is not serious?

UPDATE: We saw the allergist today. We got a prescription for an epi-pen and prednisone for an emergency situation. Ruth got blood drawn for that type of allergy test. If it doesn't show the results we expect, we'll have to do the skin test. She cannot have any fruit until we go back in two weeks and get the results.


Tina in WA said...

Lifting her up in prayer.


Mamaof3 said...

I'm praying for her! It always amazes me when my kids think something is normal that in my mind so obviously is not! It's that childlike innocence for sure! I hope it all turns out OK and you don't have to eliminate the fruit!

Rhonda said...

Tina and Deanna,

Thank you for the prayers! They are really appreciated.


Anonymous said...

How scary! I hope that it turns out to be nothing serious. {{ hug }}

Lisa~ said...

Oh... thats too bad.... I hope it all turns out well. I love fruit too.... but I can no longer have rasberries. :( They make me break out in hives. So far the only fruit I cant have.

Praying the tests come back with good results! Poor girl....