Camping (with friends??), Birding, Sewing, more on Fiala’s skin
- If you know me IRL and want to join us on a camping trip around Labor Day in Oak Creek, north of Sedona, let me know!!
- I’m a bad birder. Well, not really. But, my kids have destroyed all three of my pairs of binoculars — none of them were super-expensive — binoculars can be INSANELY expensive. But, I now have no binocs to use, and there’s a pair of some sort of yellow and black warblers in my back yard that must be nesting close by, because I see them flitting about, almost butterfly-like every morning, chipping almost as high and tinkly-like as hummingbirds. But, I can’t get a good enough look at them to really identify them, and it’s driving me nuts.
- I’ve been sewing stuff for my friend Erin’s baby’s room (and the cradle, which will be in their room, not the baby’s room). I’ve had a lot of fun with it. I feel awful, though, because I should have been done way before now… It seems like Erin isn’t concerned; the baby is due at the end of July. But, I envisioned myself being done way before now. I’m using this fabric, along with coordinating solids:
- Fiala’s skin is worse than ever, especially on her face. It looks like chemical burns on her face. I’ve been having problems with my pediatrician — nothing they have suggested or prescribed has worked, and they want me to come in yet again (for the FOURTH consultation about it), which is another $25, before I go to an allergist or dermatologist. They also mentioned “stronger” medications. I’m not opposed to medication, but I’d rather find the source. I also don’t see the sense in seeing the ped again before I go to an allergist or dermatologist, especially when I have a PPO and don’t need a referral. However, all the dermatologists I’ve found either a) won’t see babies as young as Fiala, b) aren’t covered by my insurance, or c) are way too far from my house. And, we have historically had really bad luck with allergists, but I’m considering trying to find a new allergist. I know a great doctor that is both an allergist and dermatologist, but… he’s not covered by my insurance. I’m considering biting the bullet and just seeing him. I called his office, and he doesn’t usually see patients as young as Fiala, but he is willing to take her on. Fiala’s skin problesm likely stem from something I’m eating. I’m already gluten-free. I went back to being 100% dairy-free, and that hasn’t helped. So, as of Saturday afternoon, I’m taking out tree nuts and eggs, which are both big parts of my diet. Big. I probably eat a dozen eggs and literally a pound of nuts each week. 😦
Posted on June 8, 2009, in Allergies, Arizona, Babies, birding, Celiac Disease, Dairy-free, Friendships, gluten-free, Parenting, Sad Things, The Kids, Travelling. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.