Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food Allergy Status Update

If you have been following my blog you know that all three of my children have food allergies. Our food allergy journey began about 4 years ago when my oldest child was diagnosed with severe eczema and had an allergic reaction to milk. In the last month and a half we have been in and out of the allergist's office and trying new foods.

My oldest son was diagnosed with food allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts at 13 months. He went to the allergist's office about a month ago for testing and we discovered that his food allergy levels to milk, egg and peanut were very low and milk and egg were in the category of possibly being a false positive and peanut was likely to be negative (he is definitely still allergic to almonds and pecans). So we went an did a food challenge to baked in egg and milk. He had no reaction so we have been slowly trying new foods with him. He has been eating pizza with real cheese (which is so exciting) and it is now his favorite food. He has also been eating chocolate, yogurt and a new favorite popcorn shrimp! We are so happy that these new doors have opened for him.

My daughter also had allergy testing. She was previously diagnosed with egg, peanut and tree nut allergies. Her test came out totally negative to egg and peanuts, but is still allergic to cashews and pistachios. The doctor told us since she her test was so negative she did not even need a food challenge, she could try the foods at home. She came home that day and tried a scrambled egg and had no problem. That night she also tried a Resses Peanut Butter cup (she did not like it) and a few days ago tried peanut M&M's (which she of course loved!)

We are so excited for our kids. We must still be careful with the foods that they are allergic to, but I am happy that have grown out of their other allergies. We are still praying that our little guy will grown out of his multiple food allergies (milk, egg, peanuts and treenuts) but we are very grateful that our two older ones have made so much progress!


Savannah said...

It's gotta be so hard to deal with so many food allergies in the family..and for the kids as well! I'm glad they're starting to be able to eat some new things!

I found your blog through a blog hop, can't wait to read through it :)


eGarrison said...

That is fantastic news! I too have a food allergy to milk and am always looking for dairy-free ideas. I have posted a few on my site if you want some that taste great!

Monica said...

So awesome that your son is no longer allergic to milk. With my daughters food allergies, milk is our hardest to avoid. I dream of the day when I can order a pizza that she can eat. Congratulations on an easier and more manageable lifestyle;)

Eos Mom said...

Yea, congratulations! Growing out of food allergies is such a wonderful thing, opens up so many doors (even when there are other allergies that remain). Woohoo!!!