They tried taking Allie's blood today to check her chem panels but after two pokes and lots of screaming by Allie, I told them to stop. It never gets easier watching her be in pain. I felt awful for her too because I didn't tell her before hand that she was getting blood drawn. I know how scared she is of it and she won't sleep or anything because she gets too scared. So, this time, I didn't warn her. I felt bad about it but I wanted to spare her the worry about it. Either way - it was absolutely awful and just knowing we have to go back Monday so they can try and get blood again, is making me nervous. I hate the things she has to go through - I hate that she has been through more blood draws, tests, procedures, etc than the average adult. I don't blame Allie for being stubborn and strong willed, after all, she has no option when it comes to her health. Matt and I make every decision for her and if she doesn't want to go through something, she doesn't have a choice. I should understand why she's a control freak and wants to control so many aspects of her life - it's because she cannot control anything that involves her medical issues.
As for Allie's corn trial, things continue to go great. Allie's oral intake has been increasing since we are allowing her to eat corn again. We haven't seen any type of reaction yet so that is wonderful.
We hope you all have a blessed Easter. We are heading to Esky and spending the weekend with family. We are very excited to see everyone!
Here are a couple more pictures from Florida.......
|Us with Mr. Potato Head|
|Our group - Us, Grandpa Ray, Grandma Mary, Aunt Shannon & Uncle Mike|
|With Mickey & Minnie|
|Allie swimming without help|
|Our girls :)|
|Celebrating Chloe's 5th birthday in Florida|