Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Going allergy free

Well I'm dedicated to going allergy free for Ms Callie. I have officially given up all, wheat, milk, egg, and peanut products (as anything containing those ingredients) to ensure Callie has some safe milk to drink. It's not going to be easy but I can do it. It's much easier to do something for your kid than for yourself. I think I would cheat if this was a diet just for me, but I've learned when its for Callie I can be very dedicated. It's been over 6 months that I have had no dairy products and I'm surviving just fine. It actually is probably pretty healthy for me since I am getting all fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains and proteins.
I picked up Callie's Epipen today from the pharmacy and we are armed and ready for whatever comes our way. Hopefully we never need it but it does feel better to have it just in case. I think it's being a medical provider that I know exactly what can happen that makes me this way. When Callie had her first reaction to beef my biggest fear was that she would get swollen and not be able to breathe and even CPR won't save her if her throat is closed. So to me having something I know can help me save her in the event of an emergency makes me calmer. I think other people might be scared of having an epipen but for me it's mildly comforting. Does that make me weird?
Callie is doing well with the half dose of her reflux medication. One week down and doing well. One more week to go on half dose before we go cold turkey.
Callie had two great days with GiGi and now I am off for 4 days to be with them and my dad. Ill be enjoying every minute if it :)
And I leave you with a photo of Callie in her Grandma says Yes onsie; ain't that the truth!

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