Pig is feeling a little blue today.
It could be because I have finished the last piece of the Cake of Success, but I suspect it has more to do with having spent the day in hospital.
It was not an emergency visit, it was a pre-arranged date. The fourth little piglet and I hung out in the out-patients department so that they could re-assess her allergies.
My daughter does not have to carry an epipen*, she has never had an anaphylactic reaction , and no-one has ever suggested that her allergies are anything other than unpleasant and inconvenient. But I don't like it when I have to take her to hospital. Today they did 31 skin prick tests. They ran out of arm and had to cover her back as well.
And it was a bit like the beer in the fridge principal. One out, one in. The good news, no reaction to Soya, yey! The bad? A big reaction to Brazil nuts, oh and one to mustard but the doctor told me not to worry about that one. How can I not worry?
But I guess we just carry on. Manically clean the floor after each meal so she can't pick anything up, and bake, bake, bake. I've made some new cookies, watch out for those. And they won't have any brazil nuts. Or mustard.
* Alas, an Epipen was prescribed for her after a recent 'milk challenge'. October, 2007