We left the house at 9 am, arrived at the dr around 11:30. The doctor we met today was the most informative and helpful I think I have ever met. He spent 2 hours with us and talked to me about anything I had questions about.. no matter how small they were. i have been so used to getting 'that look' and my q's brushed off... it was good to have someone who seemed to care. He chose to do the patch test instead of more scratch tests. i told him of the contact allergies she had and the way food effected her eczema. The patch test puts these foods in direct contact with her skin and after sitting for 48 hrs will react .. or not. It is not a 'perfect' or 100% accurate test .. but none of them are. He is discussing allergy shots. We have to go back Thursday for them to check it and again Friday. It will be a busy week no doubt. He also wants to draw blood and do further testing in which we will do Thursday as well. She is not in any pain. It looks worse than it is. A little uncomfortable and pulling her hair. She feels stiff and is not happy about having to sleep on it. thank you for your thoughts and prayers today. I feel we are getting SOMEWHERE!