New Year, new hope!

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New Year, new hope!

Postby Jelly Belly » 04 Jan 2012, 12:11

Squirmy screamed for her first five months thanks to a milk protein intolerance. I cut out all dairy in my diet and she improved immediately so we made sure she didn't have any dairy herself when she began eating and slowly added little bits back into my diet. Sometimes if I'd had more than she could cope with the poor child would be cross for days, unable to poo and would get her own back on me by tossing and turning all night so I learnt that no matter how much I wanted the cheese sandwich it just wasn't worth it!

Everything I read indicated that she would more than likely grow out of it and I have been able to get away with having more dairy myself recently (I can now choose to have milk in my coffee - woo hoo!). Over Christmas one of Squirmy's cousins gave her a few smarties and then at my mum's house she stole and ate a bit of cheese from the counter... apart from some really rank nappies there was no reaction!!! No crossness (from the pain), no sleeping trouble (from the discomfort) and no trouble pooing (unfortunately she didn't make it to the toilet and what she did produce was seriously rank but you can't have everything)

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and thought that some of you who are going through the same thing might like to know how bright and pretty it looks xx
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Re: New Year, new hope!

Postby Woodsies » 04 Jan 2012, 13:13

That's great news! Must make life so much easier.

We have an appointment with the allergy team on 6th Feb to findout exactly what H is allergic to, and to see if T has the same allergy to peanuts. <nervous>. I have had to push for an appointment as they gave us an epipen after she was bluelighted to hospital 3 years ago, and kind of left us to it. Eventually we saw the allergy specialist the other week and H had a urine and a blood test (my little girl was sooo brave) and we go back on the 6th to have the patch tests done on her arm. They are also going to smear some peanut butter on T's lips and on his arm while we're there to see if he reacts.
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