Lachie had an allergic reaction about three weeks ago. His little face and ear swelled up and he got hives and tummy cramps. It was quite scary to see and the Dr was called out at night. I had given him a Milk Arrowroot Biscuit (but the allergist thinks it wasn't necessarily the biscuit it was traces of a Butternut Snap biscuit (peanut) on his milk arrowroot which caused it.
We took him to a specialist and she did the skin prick test and it came up as allergic to Eggs, Peanuts, milk, soy, potato and wheat! I felt quite down and overwhelmed by it when I found out and really just feeling so sorry for him and wondering how we are going to adjust as a family.
We went back to the allergist last week to get the confirmation from his blood test results and they confirmed it all (not allowed to give him any nuts even though it's only peanut he's allergic to ?!?). The allergist gave me a list of all the foods he CAN eat! He's going to be very healthy with lots of fruit and veg that's for sure.
There is a good chance that by about 5 or 6 he'll grow out of all but the peanuts.
The allergist warned us about when he starts crawling and especially at parties and events where there are other kids and unsafe food around. She said it would be good to bring a playpen or port-a-cot to put him and and she also suggested I get a T-Shirt made that says 'I have allergies. Do not feed me'. I was waiting for her to laugh like it was a joke but she didn't.
So I googled Allergy T-Shirt and look what I found! hehehehe.
Maybe it is a good idea....?!?!?!
Does anyone else have food allergies or allergy kids? How has your family adjusted?
All I can say is thank the Lord for Google... recipes, advice etc all over the net.
So that's what's been going on in our little family at the moment.
Have a great day,