It's a relief to watch Race's body get a little stronger year by year. It was almost as if he had no immune system when he was 3, 4 and 5, despite all the healthy foods and vitamins I was pumping down his body. He was sick ALL THE TIME. Last year he had pneumonia TWICE! The guy is a trooper.
I always felt Race was extra sensitive to everything. So, March 2010 we took him to get some allergy testing done in Phoenix. Turns out he is pretty much allergic to EVERYTHING outside, with super allergies to corn and peanuts and a sensitivity to dairy. Well, this explained being sick all the time; I was basically feeding him poison every day of his life! After cutting out most corn and dairy products and peanuts all together, his health improved dramatically. AMAZING!
This summer (after some time convincing the insurance companies he needed this), we started the allergy injections once a week. They inject him with what he's allergic to so his body can build up immunities. We stop by the the doctor's every Friday:
He's such a pro, he doesn't even flinch any more.
After some time of doing these injections, Race will be inhaler free and allergy free (or at least a huge improvement) and he will someday be able to eat another PB and J!