Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Allergy testing

photo (8) eMaisie has still been suffering with major congestion, so-much-so that she wakes multiple times each night because she’s completely stuffed up and can’t breathe.  After a recent visit to her primary care doc it was suggested that we get her adenoids checked out so last Friday we visited the ENT.  He checked Maisie out, scoped her nose and said her adenoids (and tonsils) were small and looked great so they weren’t the problem.  He then suggested that we see an allergist for more extensive allergy testing.  Today was that day so I picked Maisie up a bit early from school and we headed to the allergist.  Poor little Maisie had her back covered with test sites but she was a brave little girl and kept a smile on her face while I felt queasy, but what else is new as I’m not good when tests are performed on me or her.  In the end Maisie didn’t test positive for any additional allergies which is great but it doesn’t give us any answers.  Now the allergist wants Maisie to have a CAT scan to see if something is going on back in her sinuses causing her congestion.  Hopefully we’ll have some answers soon so that Maisie can breathe, sleep and feel better.

I have had a wicked head cold for the past two weeks and truly it has wiped me out.  The past few nights I have crawled into bed either with or even before Maisie because by the end of the day I have had nothing left.  Needless to say we have been eating a lot of dinners from the freezer and I’m thankful to have lots of single serving bags of my Cheaters Chicken Soup as Maisie and I have been living on it lately.  Even with all our congestion the hearty flavor of the soup still comes through and tastes delicious.  Click on the picture to be taken to the recipe.

Cheaters Chicken Soup

More delicious recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers and Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork.



  1. Ugh, so sorry that the testing didn't show anything easy and fixable (always my hope with medical testing). Sending hugs for everyone and hoping you both feel better and get answers soon.

  2. How frustrating to not have answers yet. Poor little Maisie. What a trooper. I hope you both feel better very soon.

  3. So sorry to hear that the tests didn't show up any new answers for you. It's wonderful that she doesn't have any new allergies and yet I know you want to know what is causing her congestion.

    Is there a possibility it's linked to detergent? This is on my mind as you know since Hannah has not had any recurrances of her hives since I changed to a hypo-allergenic detergent. She broke out twice when she went to bed even though I had been using the same detergent on the sheets almost since she was home. Just a thought.

    Hope you're able to find a solution and that it's easily correctable.

    Hope you're both feeling much, much better soon!

  4. Poor girl! I hope you find answers for her soon. It is no fun being congested all the time. :(

  5. Congestion is no fun. I hope you find answers soon so that Maisie can breath better. A 2-week head cold sounds awful, too! :( Maisie does look very brave lying on that table -


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