After running around all morning and then hanging out with Gavin for a little bit, I figured I’d get everyone caught up on what happened at the boy’s appointments yesterday.
The boys were scheduled to see their immunologist/allergist yesterday. She’s way up north, quite close to Lake Erie actually.
We followed her when she moved from Akron Children’s Hospital because of how complex Gavin is and she was his primary for a couple of his disorders.
Anyway, Gavin was there to have a followup on his immunodeficiency, asthma and allergies. Elliott was there for his asthma and allergies. Emmett was there for his allergies and fever disorder.
I’ll start with Gavin because he’s the most complex.
Gavin did really well on his tribal volume asthma testing. This means his asthma is being very well managed. As a result of him doing so well, she switched him back to his regular inhaler instead of the more powerful one he’d been on for the last year or so.
His allergies are being managed well also, so there’s no change there.
As far as his immune system goes, we won’t know about that until his blood work comes back. We were going to do it today but in all the craziness this morning, I forgot the order. We’ll just do it next week because there’s no rush on it.
That’s that as far as Gavin’s concerned. The only issue we do have is that he’s losing weight. We’ve not been able to get him over 135lbs and he’s lost weight since his last appointment.
Elliott did really well on his tribal volume testing also. He’s been off his inhaler for most of the year and will continue to do the same, pending a worsening of symptoms.
As far as his allergies go, we made a change to his seasonal allergy medication but that’s about it. As for his food allergies, he still has to stay away from almonds and tree nuts. He’s been accidentally exposed to food made on shared equipment and didn’t have a reaction. That said, a month or so ago, he ate something with almonds in it and had a reaction. It was one of those things that was a total accident because we didn’t realize there were almonds present.