Allergy Free!

It was almost a year ago when we entered the Wacky World of Food Allergies.

Fortune has smiled upon us.  More accurately, fortune has smiled on Hannah Rose.

She was recently retested for her food allergies and she tested back allergy free!  She was quite excited–as were we of course!

We’ve been gradually re-introducing milk and egg back into her diet.  She’s enjoying eating all her favourite foods that she couldn’t eat.  Last night was pizza night, and she was quite excited to have cheese on her pizza again.  (We had been making cheese-less pizza for pizza night, which actually isn’t bad.  But the cheese does serve a grand purpose–it keeps the sauce saucy and adheres your toppings to the pizza!)

This morning she tried Irish butter for the first time.  (Kerrygold–you can get it at Costco…you can’t buy better butter!!!)  She thought it very yummy.

She’s on schedule to start drinking milk and eating eggs again next week.

Looks like I won’t be needing my Allergy Free Cookbook anymore!

The best part about all of this is no longer needing to worry that she may have an adverse reaction if she accidentally ingested milk or egg.

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5 Comments

  1. Dawn said,

    27 March 2009 at 11:58 pm

    That is awesome Bren! So happy! 🙂

  2. 10 July 2009 at 4:10 am

    omg,a yr already????? that went fast!! great results too!! reminds me i need to re test jakob too.he had the potential to be allergic to dogs and a few other things.only dust mites came back full blown

  3. Jacinthe said,

    15 November 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Hi,
    I know this post was written a long time ago but I just found it !
    Can you please tell me what you did to help your daughter heal from the allergies she had ?
    With gratitude,
    Jacinthe

    • bren said,

      17 November 2010 at 2:41 pm

      Jacinthe,

      Hi! I wish I could tell you that we found a way to help our daughter heal from her food allergies. Unfortunately, there isn’t one. She was fortunate. Kids who are diagnosed with milk and egg allergies before the age of 5 usually outgrow them. She was diagnosed shortly after turning 5, hindsight being what it is–we realized she had the allergies before the age of five. We were very careful and completely eliminated all milk and egg products from her diet. Difficult, indeed! Almost a year after her diagnosis, we followed up with an allergist. She was re-tested and everything came back allergy free.

      If there’s any info I can help you with on dealing with food allergies in a child, I’m more than willing to share. I know it’s a difficult journey to be on. (Hannah Rose has some cousins who have food allergies so when we get together I am acutely aware of that fact and if making any food for them, I always keep it in mind.)

  4. 1 March 2011 at 11:58 am

    Good to hear that she recovered! Food allergies can be a pain to manage.


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