I think I mentioned before that we think Boogie has developed an allergy to...well, were really not sure. It's started since school let out and the first instance was at the play area at the mall. We've been taking him there since he was 6 months old. Now, at 6, within 20 minutes of arriving, his eyes get puffy and tear, he gets congested, and gets a cough. The same has happened at the Chick-fil-a play area, and at Chuck E Cheese. We also noticed it, but to a lesser degree, when he and the neighbor were playing with a brand new beach ball. The doctor suggested today that we do a latex test. He meant "we" as in "do it at home yourself". He said we should probably know if it's latex in case he ever has surgery, but wasn't worried enough to DO a test.
Tonight, before bed, we will take a piece of a beach ball, fresh out of the package, and tape it to Boogie's arm. If it's red in the morning, then we know he IS allergic and can let whoever needs to know, know. Pretty scientific...don't you think?