I took my youngest in for a yearly, and they did a lead test... it came back high. So they did it again thinking it was just a false positive, nope, second time it came back high as well. So they tested my other two boys that were with me, they were fine. Theyk took a blood sample and sent it out for testing, and we are waiting for the results.
He has NO symptoms of lead poisoning. The ped kept reassuring me that its possible that the test is wrong, and kept saying that he has not signs of lead poising. But regardless, I'm freaking out. I'll be taking him to my ND tomorrow while we wait for results and next week we will take our 3 and 4 yr old to be tested as well. I keep going over the house and the yard.... I don't get it, I dont' know where it could be coming from. The ONLY thing I can think of the sand box. We just got it not to long ago, our two youngest boys like to play in it a lot, and I ended up taking our youngest and not letting him go out to the sand box any more because he kept putting sand in his mouth then spitting it out.
Has anyone else had a positive lead test? Can you tell me what happened?
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:15 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:28 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:33 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
They banned lead in paint and pipes around 1974. Since the places your kids play were done after that, they should be clear of lead. Our 1st house was built in 1954 and had chipping lead paint. DD was tested and was negative. Do be aware that lead tastes sweet. At my parent's house, I remember their water tasting sweet when I had a mid-night sip. In retrospect, it was the taste of the lead in the solder because the water was sitting in the pipes for a while.
Your in-laws home might have lead in the pipes. Be sure to run the water to wash the lead out in their home - just in case.
Answer by JSD24 at 8:03 PM on Jun. 23, 2011
Answer by momof2redhedz at 7:10 PM on Jul. 4, 2011