Monday, November 10, 2014
#Microblog Mondays - Update on Milk
It took us two full weeks to really test the dairy/cow's milk allergy for M but it's now complete and it went poorly. We tried yogurt, a cheese stick, provolone cheese and cream cheese. Why I thought provolone cheese was a good idea is beyond me. lol. It was the only cheese in the house and I really wanted one more attempt of dairy under our belt. Considering M took a bite and then wiped it out of his mouth before swallowing any we needed to try one more time. He didn't love the taste of the cream cheese but he got enough in him for us to realize it was a horrible fail. His lips got hives, his face turned red wherever the cheese touched his skin and he started itching his cheeks within five minutes of eating the cheese. We gave M his prescription antihistamine and within an hour he was back to normal, but it really scared J and I. It made us realize that there is a possibility that cheese/dairy could cause M an anaphylactic reaction. I am calling the allergist today. Both J and I want an epi pen in the house.