We’ve had an exciting weekend–last Thursday E graduated from milk OIT which means he can now freely eat dairy! At graduation E drank 300 ml of whole milk (with strawberry syrup in it, natch) with no problem. It’s truly amazing and our whole family feels so grateful.
After our appointment we went straight to dinner at The Pie. They make great pizza and before it was the only pizza place we could go as a family because they would put Daiya non-dairy cheese on a pizza for E.
But on Thursday, E had his first piece of real pizza with cow cheese and cheese sticks AND an ice cream sundae for dessert 🙂
And he was fine! Watching him eat all that dairy was AMAZING, almost like I was watching a magic trick and having trouble believing my eyes.
We’ve been going a little crazy since Thursday crossing off things off of E’s dairy wishlist. He went to Taco Bell for the first time, got the free soft-serve ice cream at Dickies (which both kids have been talking about for months), ate buttered popcorn at the movies, and ate enchiladas with real cheese.
It’s such a trip to see him eat things with dairy. I keep taking pictures.
E’s still allergic to eggs, peanuts, nuts and shrimp but at graduation we got some good news which which I’ll fill you in on later.
If you are interested in Oral Immunotherapy for food allergies I recommend our doctor, Rocky Mountain Allergy Asthma and Immunology without reservation. And this Facebook group, OIT 101, was helpful in answering a lot of my questions. If you have questions about our personal experience I’d love to hear from you in the comments or in email.
Also, let me know if you have any dairy suggestions of things for him to try! I’m going grocery shopping today and am getting real cream cheese for bagels, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Cozy Shack pudding, and whatever else dairy catches my eye. I’m giving us a week to go a little nuts and then we’re going to find our new (creamy, dairy-licous) normal.