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.

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About The Spectrum Mom

I am mom to two amazing children!! Jade my oldest is ten and Adrian is 7. My life happens to have one beautiful blessing in disguise the chance to be a mom to a child on the Autism Spectrum. Adrian was diagnosed with PDD-NOS on May 28, 2010 shortly after his sixth birthday. Since the start of our lives on the spectrum I have read books, watched numerous programs, found therapists, tried to navigate the public school system and special education. Looked into special diets (Adrian is currently on GFCF and we have seen tremendous improvement) and tried various medicines to help him. In addition to ASD Adrian also is diagnosed with ADHD and a seizure disorder BRE. This blog will mostly be about ASD and my life caring for Adrian.

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