Today was Aaron’s yearly allergy testing and it was a mixed bag of results. After a year of ingesting baked egg Aaron’s skin no longer reacts to egg as an allergen. This means that he is cleared for a full on egg challenge in October. That’s the good news. The bad news is he reacted stronger than ever to his other allergens and at the end of the test Aaron’s blood pressure dropped a bit and he felt queasy. His doctor and two nurses sat with him a bit and they cleaned off his arm, and gave him some antihistamines topically and orally. After about fifteen minutes he felt better but it was plain scary to watch. It brought up all the scary feelings I have surrounding the fact I have a kid who is seriously allergic to what nurtures most others. I brings up all the feelings of wanting to put him in a bubble and lock him away safe from the rest of the world. Yes, I know he has to live but when his allergens on his skin bring forth such reactions I am more scared than ever. They are fears that usually I tuck away with worse case scenarios but when I have a close reminder it is hard to keep a lid on it all. We followed that appointment with Ryan’s therapy appointment. He is his usual summer mess. We talked about his continual issues he has had since the spring and it all left me feeling more overwhelmed with it all than I have in a while.