Food Allergy Update

I took E and Mimi to see our allergist yesterday. It was E’s yearly check-up and time to do a skin test on Mimi to see if she shows also showed signs of having food allergies. Our doctor is really great but there is always a lot of waiting involved during these visits. We were hanging out in the exam room from for over two hours.

I was able to distract E for the first hour but then I caved and let him play on the rolly stool.

When I got desperate to entertain her I allowed this small shirtless bald man to root through my bag for fun.

E is still very allergic to cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and now he’s allergic to shrimp. BUT, Mimi doesn’t show any signs of food allergies! I was SO excited.

On the advice of our allergist I’ve been avoiding milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, etc… while I’ve been nursing Mimi and now the doctor said it’s time to introduce those things into her diet. We’re suppose to gradually ramp things up and get her eating all of the things E is allergic too, even peanuts. So I’m supposed to be eating those things too. My ten-month fast from everything milky and creamy is over!

On a somewhat-related not, we have dinner reservations at The Melting Pot tonight.

(Doctor’s orders, you know.)

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