We were thrilled that we could attempt to introduce egg yolks into Bo’s diet and so we quickly but cautiously followed the doctors directions and made 12 muffins and only used 1/2 of an egg yolk. I used this blueberry muffin recipe, used 1/2 of an egg yolk and then flax-seed as an additional egg replacement since the recipe calls for 2 eggs. I will definitely be using this recipe again because these muffins were amazing.
The best news…Bo had about a half of a muffin and had no visible reaction! We will try to get him to eat a few more muffins from this batch to confirm that he handles it o.k.. and if he does I will make another batch of muffins but this time will include a whole egg yolk.
Feeling very hopeful about this all! It was an exciting Saturday for us!
Wanted to share a few photos of kids having reactions to milk and nuts. I share these because this is similar to what Bo’s reactions have looked like when he has touched dairy. I definitely have not been quick enough to take pictures of Bo’s reactions but I might make it a point to now. I think these pictures would be helpful to show babysitters or care takers and teachers so that people know what to look for.
These photos are from a page I follow on Facebook called One Spot Allergy. I highly recommend if you have a food allergic child.
Have your kids reactions looked very different from this? How does your child react?
Here’s the latest issue I am feeling nervous about. I have us signed up for a weekly ECFE class this fall. I am super excited for it but also extremely nervous like to the point where I wonder on a daily basis if I should just call and cancel. I know canceling isn’t what I should do. I can’t keep avoiding these situations. Here’s the deal. There is SNACK TIME involved. Each week one of the families in the class will bring the snack. I have emailed the head of our ECFE and told her about Bo’s food allergies and how he can’t even TOUCH dairy, egg or nut and that means he can’t be around kids that are eating those foods. She sent me a very kind response and asked me to provide a list of “safe” snack ideas and she would have that list distributed to teachers and parents of all of the classes. Woofta. Huge relief, right! Well, I can’t help but think this “list” isn’t going to be well received by everyone. I am worried some parents are going to say something like “well, johnny only likes goldfish and he won’t eat ritz crackers,” and it feels so uncomfortable to have to tell other parents, that I don’t know, that they CAN’T bring in their childs favorite snack.
I might be over thinking this but I am wondering if anyone has any great advice on how to kindly tell other parents in our class about Bo’s allergies and about what can or can’t come in the classroom. It’s such an awkward situation when I don’t even know these people.
Here’s to hoping I am way over analyzing the situation and it will all be just fine!
I’m going to start blogging about our life with an almost two year old who has severe food allergies. Keeping bo safe and feeding him is a constant challenge and something that has really changed our lives. I feel like there are not enough stories/blogs about families dealing with this similar situation so I have decided that I will try to document what is working for us in our lives, what is not, and hopefully this can be a place where anyone dealing with the same thing (or even not) can share their thoughts or suggestions because we are ALWAYS looking for ideas on how best to cope.
My son, Bo, is allergic to DAIRY, EGG and NUTS. We found out about his allergies when he was about 3/4 months old. We have had the most experience with Bo reacting to dairy and have found that allergy to be the most difficult to work around. If you would like to know more about our story, Bo’s allergies, or past experiences – please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this blog I will also keep a tab that lists some of the “safe” foods that we use. I am hoping that this will be a good resource for any other families with allergies looking for ideas and also a place for our families and friends to get ideas of what bo CAN actually eat! If you are a family dealing with similar allergies and have other food/snack ideas I would LOVE to hear them.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you so much to those of you who accomodate and support us! We know it’s not easy.