I do have a concern about possibly having a reaction at home. I had a reaction to an allergy shot once at the doctor's office, and if I remember correctly, it was not an increased dose, but that was 20+ years ago, so who knows for sure. The doctor assured me that with the at-home program, you're started off with a lesser dose than you would have at the clinic. Each time your dosage is increased, that shot would be given at the clinic in case of a reaction. While I was typing this post, I received a call from the clinic and was able to ask a few more questions. I was told that I would be taught how to recognize a reaction, what to do in the event of a reaction and I would also be given a prescription for an epi-pen to have on-hand just in case.
If that's the case, I'm certainly interested, but will check into it further before I decide either way. Have any of you ever participated in an at-home allergy therapy treatment? If so, I'd love to hear about your experience.
The boys are being goofy.This coming weekend, the Elite are headed to Southhaven, MS, to play in the Fall National tournament. We are finally going to be able to play other 9AAA teams. Thank goodness! Wednesday, we had a practice game against a local team that was just bumped up to 9AAA, and honestly, we did not hit well. Our boys are used to hitting against older boys, so when they face a slower pitcher, they struggle. We still beat this team 9-1. Will a season of playing up help us or hurt us at the Fall Nationals? Time will tell.
In the meantime, keep all of these boys and their families in your prayers as they travel to and from their destination and play their little hearts out on the field. I also pray that we, as adults, remember we are setting examples for our children and we must be mindful of our words and behaviour. Our children are little sponges. They are watching and listening, and they are soaking it all in. Trust me, this is something I struggle with on a daily basis. I'm not known to hold my tongue, and often I have no filters at all. Not to mention, fighting this plague has made me quite irritable as well... So, a prayer or two for me would be appreciated as well, please and thanks!
As hectic as these trips are, we really enjoy spending time with our Elite family. I always talk about what a fabulous group of boys they are, but the parents are just as awesome! The apples don't fall far from the trees, right? We have a few spats here and there, but what family doesn't? We say our piece, we forgive, we move on. Family. Most of the boys consider themselves brothers, they love the younger siblings and the older siblings... well, they often have to photo bomb to be in the pictures. LOL! We celebrate victories and more.
--- 6 ---I have to finish some last minute stuff before we head out the door. Oh, and anyone thinking about breaking in while we're gone. Fuhgetaboutit! Our home is being watched by several brothers and brothers in law, who really love their fire arms and have been looking for some extra target practice. I'm not joking.
TGIF, ya'll!! Go Elite! Go 77! Let's roll.
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