First he endured a very uncomfortable urodynmics test.
Then he went through a scary MRI. Did I mention it was a non-sedated MRI?
He did both of these with a level of calmness that is really unheard of in a four-year-old. Actually, I'm not sure any-year-old could have done better.
Easton had these tests as a precautionary measure. He was born with a tumor, which was removed in China. Often, the tumor can grow back or cause nerve damage which may interfere with kidney and bladder function.
The best news is that everything was normal. His surgery in China was outstanding and that's a huge blessing because you just never know.
Unfortunately that wasn't the end of the poking and prodding. For quite some time, Easton has been in a losing battle with eczema. We finally waved the white flag and scheduled allergy testing.
The results from this test were not so normal and made us card carrying members of the food allergy club.
Easton is allergic to EGGS and SOY.
At first I was hit hard with the egg news. No cakes, no cookies, no waffles, and well, no eggs!
It is in everything. And to make things even more difficult, we have to avoid soybean oil as well.
However, on an average day, when he's with me, it's not a huge deal. He's not a picky eater and it's a good reminder to eat real food.
But problems arise when he's not with me and is exposed to restaurant food, processed food, and endless snack food.
The easy-going personality that came in handy during the medical tests doesn't fit so well here. Easton has not a care in the world, and doesn't give much thought to instructions and warnings. Without a doubt, if someone hands him a cupcake, he's gonna eat it.
Is it life-threatening? No.
But it is a real thing. After a couple of weeks on a strict diet, his skin is clear. It's really amazing. He has some scarring and discoloration from all his scratching but his skin is smooth and he doesn't itch.
I was hoping Easton would get a break from the doctor appointments after this. Before his allergy test, I told him they may stick needles in his back. Turns out they didn't use needles. However, I found out later that he thought I said they would be putting noodles on his back.
Michael thought he was joking.
I'm not so sure.
Up next, hearing test?