Friday, April 3, 2009

A smattering of pictures

Kylie holding our friends new baby.

Our dog, Lola, with a yogurt container stuck on her nose. She's real smart.

Kaydence, broken out in hives AGAIN for no obvious reason. Nevermind the fact that she's on allergy meds daily and should not be breaking out in hives.

Notice Emeric's red, flushed face? That's the autonomic dysfunction. It's super hot to the touch. He's sick again and it's always worse then.


ben and erin said...

first of all, i love the word smattering! the yogurt one is so funny!

what do you have to do for the hives?

MJ said...

Those hives look big. Elli gets weird unexplained rashes too. Once she got some strange scalp thing that travel down her back. We took her to the dermatologist and he just shrugged his shoulders and said it looked like dermatitis. Doctor speak for irritated skin.

I did some reading though and found out that a lot of the chemicals they put in most shampoos/soaps can cause these types of rashes in kids prone to allergies and asthma.

It made me think though that kids that have allergies are probably also prone to all the other chemicals in their environment. Like the chemical sprays they put on clothes or in the die for the fabric. The chemicals that leech from our plastic's into our food and of course all of the chemicals we put in our food.

I read an article once that talked about a study they did in Europe. They tested three generations of women, (women in their eighties, women in their fifties and then women in their early 20's), for the level's of chemicals in their bodies. I can't remember how many chemicals they were testing for, quite a few, I think almost 100 different ones. What they assumed was the older you were the more chemicals you would have been exposed to and they found that was true. But the second largest number of chemicals found were in the youngest women. There was only a difference of like 10 or something between the oldest and the youngest groups.

Made me think if my generation has just as many chemicals in our bodies as our 80 year old grandmothers, what do our kids have in them?

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