Allergies Part Two
We received a call from Adrian’s Pediatrican’s office the next day to tell us he is also allergic to trees and mold. When I asked what trees he was allergic to specifically the nurse said too many to name every single one as far as I can tell Ms. Treptow. He is not allergic to dogs or cats though we know you were worried about that she continued. We were in fact worried that Adrian’s allergy trigger was our Lab Brooke whom we love to pieces but would have been gone in a heart beat had he been allergic.
We have been dealing with allergies since Adrian was a baby red cheeked and eczema flared. His symptoms progressed to wheezing attacks much like asthma and bouts of conjunctivitis that has no end.
Over the last month we have been to the pediatricians three times and an ER twice all for Adrian’s allergy symptoms. The last ER we visited was this week and the physician Dr. Duncan diagnosed Adrian with RAD Reactive Airway Disease. When Adrian is exposed to too much of one allergen his lungs react and start to shut down. Wheezing occurs and he has an extremely difficult time breathing. After a breathing treatment, X-ray and dose of Prednisone we were sent home with two scripts one for a Albuterol inhaler and another for five days worth of Prednisone.
He will probably need an inhaler for every spring from now on we were told. My husband has had asthma since childhood so we are well versed In all things inhaler related. Neither of our children have ever had an attack as severe as this one. Neither has asthma but both have allergies. I think we will just have to be more careful in the future.