Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for specific answered prayer! God answered my prayer today, and we found out some of the things that my son is allergic to! The appointment went very well. We found out that he is allergic to dogs, cats, dust mites and alternaria, which is a type of mold. So, our dogs have to go outside now, which is heartbreaking, but, we'll live. I had to buy him allergen matress and pillow protectors, and his comforter has to go, or be washed in hot water twice a week. Plus, the curtains had to come down and be replaced with blinds. When he's old enough to do a more in-depth test, we'll know if we need to replace the carpet with wood or vinyl flooring, or treat the carpet with an allergen spray. The good news is...no food allergies! YAY!

The doctor said that he's too young for shots if we can avoid it, so for now he just put him on a stronger daily medicine and kept the nasal spray. He also believes he has more going on than just allergies, but he's still too young to find out exactly what. Possibly asthma, or something else. He'll have another appoinment in 4 months. I'm just so happy and thankful to know exactly what he's allergic to so far! And what he's not allergic to! We'll be starting his supplements tomorrow.


  1. That is good news. Gives you and your husband something to go on now. Yeah you'll have to do some adjusting but I'm sure you're releaved as well. Happy Thursday! (As always thank you for stopping by my blog!) (((hugs))) ~Amy

  2. Wow, that's great news! Not for the dogs, of course, but it's nice out again so they should be happy to be outdoors. My sister has mold allergies too. She has to stay indoors whenever the grass is being cut because there are mold spores that are released when the lawn gets mowed. I didn't even know that! You have to keep an eye out for any place mold can grow. There's probably alot of resources you can look into also. Hopefully with the changes the doctors have advised the little guy will be feeling better soon. Praise God!

  3. Knowing is so much better than not knowing, isn't it? So thankful for you! And especially that there's no major food allergy issues.

  4. I'm glad you received some very helpful info! Anthony and Hannah started allergy shots at ages 8 and 5, so there must be varying opinions in that regard. They both were helped immensely, by the way! Hannah still needs Claritin in the spring and fall, Anthony doesn't need anything. They took shots for 4 years. Of course we are in a different part of the country, and there are other allergens now!

  5. Oh, and all the work you are doing to get rid of anything harboring allergens will help a lot! Isn't it great to know there are simple things that you can do, like the mattress and pillow protectors.