Sunday, May 13, 2007
Experimenting With Connie's Grandson
Jackson has been very allergic to milk since he was about 13 - he breaks out in hives all over and his face swells so for the past 4 years we've been very careful. Every where he goes there was benedryl tucked somewhere, but we've noticed over the past few months things that gave his a smattering of hives (cheese for example) seem to have no reaction. David brought YooHoo into the house a couple of weeks ago and Jackson has been hounding me to give it a go. Of course he kept asking after 9 pm and I told him repeatedly NO because if he had a large allergic reaction I would have to take him to the ER and I had no intentions of sitting down there at night with all the drunk college students. So yesterday early afternoon he slammed down a can of YooHoo and a few hours later - nothing!! He was quite delighted and was plotting all sorts of Ice Cream Socials and Chocolate Milk Festivals - David and I told him that would be ok, but for the time being a little at a time. Speaking of allergies, I see our Poison Ivy is coming in well again this year, we keep mowing it back but it comes creeping in daily. It grows all over the trees, we have some that you can barely see the bark. I usually end up covered by the end of May, something to look foward to I guess.