This is what the patch looks like
After the patch was in place and Allie was doing well, we were free to leave. Finally, we were done with appointments and ready to head home. Allie will wear this patch for 72 hours. We have an appointment on Thursday at 2:00 to get the patch removed. Most children only have to wear the patch for 48 hours but Dr. Edmonson wants Allie to wear it for an extra day since some children don't react within 48 hours. So, poor little Allie will be wearing the patch extra long.
Once home, Allie did very well with the patch on her back. She didn't mention it until it was time to get her pajama's on. She was scared to death to get undressed. It took both Matt and I to convince her it would be okay. She kept crying and saying, "patch off, doctor hurt". After struggling with her for 30 minutes, she finally gave in and let us take her shirt off. We showed her the patch in the mirror and explained that she didn't have to be scared of it. She continued to cry until we put her pajama's on. I asked her if the patch hurt or itchy and she said, "itchy". My guess is that's a sign of having a reaction but I'm not sure. Dr. Edmonson said we wouldn't be able to see the reaction until we took the patch off so I really don't know if she is reacting yet or not. I hate the waiting game and I'm becoming less and less patient with it!
So, overall Allie's patch testing started out pretty well. Here are some pictures of Allie getting her patch yesterday. I'll let you know how things are going.
Thanks so much for following our story and praying for our little Allie. We are blessed to have such wonderful family and friends!
|Daddy & Allie waiting for the doctor|
|Allie's back with the patch to test for food allergies|
|Allie's back with patch|
|Allie is mad at the nurse|
|Allie still not happy|
|This is what her back now looks like. She has a huge piece of tape over the actual patch. It's going to be painful when they pull the take off :(|
|Allie annoying daddy by pulling her eyes down. She's so cute - she pulls her eyes down and says, "Daddy don't like". For some reason this freaks Matt out - lol|
|Allie back to normal for daddy|