Monday, April 28, 2008

Allergies and Energies

We had our first visit with the allergist this morning. Dylan had a skin test done (he was a trooper and didn't even wince). He's allergic to trees. Thankfully, no reaction to cats or dogs.

We now have an idea on how to proceed with his stuffed nose and breathing so that hopefully we can wean him off of the Flovent in the coming months.

Hopefully, taking him off Flovent will help decrease his energy level. Dylan is being seen by a therapist for his speech. Well, not really his speech. They know he can speak but they feel that he's so busy that he doesn't sit still long enough to learn. ~sprays anti-labeling spray~ No, he's not ADD or ADHD. The therapist that works with him deals with many children with ADD, ADHD, Autism, etc. and he shows none of the classic signs. He's definitely spirited and like my friend Cecily, I picked up a copy of Raising Your Spirited Child and began reading that this weekend.

I've only read a few pages but the first thing that struck me was the desire of the parents to remove the negative words like hyper from their vocabulary. I agree. There is nothing negative about Dylan. Sometimes he exhibits negative behavior but that's normal - we all do. I had labels growing up and I hated it. I don't want to do that to him.


  1. I constantly tell people that Gallo has two settings - on and off. If he is awake he's at 100% the entire time. It's frustrating sometimes but then I remind myself that he's not being bad so much as he's just so darn inquisitive. The book you mentioned sounds like a must read.

    And on a side note, I hope everything is okay in the cadio dept :-)

  2. Good news in the allergy dept. Sounds like Dylan has become quite a ball of energy. I'd love to get him together with the boys soon to play and burn off some energy. :)