An earlier post talked about the difficulty getting an appointment at my allergist so on the recommendation from someone in my food allergy support group, I called to make an appointment with a new allergist, a woman who did her fellowship with the famous Dr. Wood. They could get me in in two weeks! Our appointment is Thursday. So begins the roller coaster. The up hill I hope, I hope, I hope followed by the downhill, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.
I told Max today that he had an allergist appointment this week (thinking I was distracting him from some other tragedy going on in his life). "Are they going to poke me again?" followed by crying. I tried to explain that this was necessary, that we had to find out if he's outgrown anything. This did not help. And I realized it's as much a roller coaster of emotion for him as well.
So this week is met with apprehension, a few tears and I hope, I hope, I hope.