Today I took my4yo into the doctor for a referral... We had her lead and hemoglobin levels checked. Her finger prick came out at 20!! The doctor had never seen a child test so high with the finger prick, and the nurse said she knows of one case where the finger prick was that high but the child ended up testing lower with the vein draw. So we had dds blood drawn, should get the results next week sometime.. I'm really worried.
We have since moved out of mils house... We live in an older place, built in the early 1900s I think. Our baseboards and windowsills and all woodwork is varnished wood.. No lead paint there. The floors are carpeted and it looks like the carpeting has been there for awhile. The kids don't have any painted wooden toys that I'd find questionable... All are from Europe and Itrust their standards.
The only thing I can think of is our enclosed back porch. I swabbed it with a lead stick when we moved in.. Got nothing. The walls, floor, and windows are painted. Our house has new windows, but the porch has older windows. Rickety, old things. I'm not sure about our water... We just started playing outside on the sidewalk, but they haven't played in the dirt here yet(we moved In last september)
I'm hoping the state gets out here soon. 20ppm is high...
And I'm concerned because I'm expecting a baby and I hope there isn't some environmental factor here that is a risk to me as well
Just looking for support I guess... Anyone who's btdt... I made an apt for my 2yo to get tested again as well, and I'm going to ask my midwife at my next appt, Tuesday.