If you followed along with me six months ago, you would have read about my youngest daughter Tesla and her eczema and allergies. You can read more about that HERE if you’d like. When she was about three months old she was diagnosed with eczema as well as having a few allergies. She was allergic to eggs, dairy, whey, cats, dogs and peanuts. Later on in life she no longer was allergic to peanuts, eggs or cats. I believe since we have had cats for such a long time she got use to them and ever since she has been just fine. Sometimes when she’s around certain dogs she’ll break out if there is too much hair or if they lick her.
It had been six months since her last dairy test. The last time she went in she was able to eat a muffin that had dairy in it. She ate it in five different sizes and waited 15 minutes in between each time she ate a piece. It turned out that she never broke out or had any reactions at that time. Since she had passed that test she was able to have any products with baked milk as long as the ingredients didn’t have dairy listed as number one or two on the ingredients list. Since she had passed that test she was able to come back six months later for another test where she would be drinking milk starting with a small amount and drinking more after that.
This test was done on 2/16/16. We were all very excited for this test to be able to see if she could actually have anything with dairy in it now. I was very confident that things were going to go well because she had been having products with dairy in them for the past six months and nothing happened. You never know what may happen though because she never had those products with high amounts of milk in them. When we got there she was able to play on the iPad that they provided with her while she waited for all the tests to be over with. It started out with her drinking 1 tsp. of milk and then she waited 15 minutes to see if anything happened. She did this five different times with higher amounts of milk each time. The last one ended up being a 1/2 cup of milk. We are very proud to say that she passed the tests! She never showed any signs of breaking out had any other reactions.
At the end we did have to wait around for 45 minutes just to make sure nothing else happened. Tesla was very excited that she passed her test. We even went out to eat afterwards. She was so excited that she wanted a cheeseburger, so I took her to Wendy’s so that she could actually have a cheeseburger for the first time in a restaurant. She loved it too!
The next day after school was over, my husband and I decided to take our daughters out for some pizza and ice cream. Since Tesla was no longer allergic to dairy, we thought this would be a perfect time to let her try some pizza and ice cream. She always had pizza and ice cream before, except it was all dairy free. Now she’s able to enjoy those that have dairy in it. She really loved the pizza! She picked off all the pepperonis, but she enjoyed it a lot. She also was loving the ice cream she chose. We’re all very happy for her and I can see all the excitement she has as well. She has been so happy since she took her test. She does still enjoy some of her other foods though. She’ll still eat her cheese as well as drink her soy milk. I’m sure it’s going to take some time before she decides she is okay with drinking dairy milk, or she may never want to, and that’s okay. We’re all just very happy that she’s happy and excited about this.
Do you have any children that have allergies? Or maybe you have allergies?