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i need to get a sodding grip

(13 Posts)
misdee Sun 12-Jul-09 19:18:42

i am a born worrier it seems. never knew it before.

i worry that the plate that dd4 is using may have milk residue on it

i worry that the cup may have had milk in it before.

i wont let her eat up at the table in case of milk spills, so her highchair is next to the table with a tray, which i didnt actually want.

i dont want to be like this, i want to chill out.


onlyjoking9329 Sun 12-Jul-09 19:31:54

you are bound to worry, when we had the severe milk allergy we didnt have any cows milk in the house, the kids all had soya milk cos was too dangerous.
could you do that? it probably bothers and worries us far more than it does the kids

misdee Sun 12-Jul-09 19:33:35

i want to oj.

but dh wont do it.

and atm we are waiting for all her blood tests to come back regarding soya as well.

onlyjoking9329 Sun 12-Jul-09 20:39:21

we didnt have a lot of choice as i was anaphalactic to milk if the kids were sick on me or slipt milk on me i was out for the count, i am much better now and can tolerate small amounts of milk in things like chocolate grin
when yuo get results back he may see things differently

misdee Sun 12-Jul-09 20:42:13

thanks OJ. my biggest fear atm is anaphylatics. not sure if you;ve seen dd4 milk allergy pic, theres one in my profile from where a fingertip drop touched her skin. only fed her milk the once and ended up in a+e.

i might call consultant this week and see if any progress with the blood results, although we are only 2 weeks in from when they took them.

onlyjoking9329 Sun 12-Jul-09 20:53:24

yes i saw the photos of her neck very scary, was her airways affected?
i get hives to all sorts but my airways only react to animal fur and latex, i cam mostly avoid animals but balloons are everywhere

alibobins Sun 12-Jul-09 20:54:35

With ds we still worry about what he touches and even more so come september when he will be starting school sad
School are having a meeting reguarding dinner time.
Ds has has a few reactions with residue on surfaces but never on plates or cups although when he was younger he has his own set everywhere.
Ds can now tolerate milk but if he has too much he will still be sick.
The egg and nuts and fish are still a big problem latest bloods show these are still high.
We had an epi pen from such a young age as ds has an anaphylatic reaction to eggs at 8 months.

misdee Sun 12-Jul-09 21:40:13

oh please dont mention school alibobbins, i am already worrying about that blush and thats 4years away still.

i have started taking a snack box around witrh me, with fruit, milk-free biscuits, rice cakes and sandwiches. she throws her little chubby arms up in delight when she sees the blue box appear.

Nuttymummy25 Sun 12-Jul-09 21:48:25

You will learn to chill in time,,, you have to get your head round a huge thing.
I would be exactly the same as you are.

Stay strong everything will be ok xxx

alibobins Sun 12-Jul-09 21:53:05

Ds has got a little blue box too filled with safe treats when we are out grin
It really does get easier it becomes second nature ds is really good he will ask before touching anything.
At the beginning I never thought it would become a way of life but it does.
Hope you get the results soon but from your pictures it seems you know the outcome.

foxinsocks Sun 12-Jul-09 21:54:36

you may find that her skin reactions are the worst part of it (so are v bad but she doesn't go into anaphylaxis)

problem is you never know and that's the worst thing. Always wondering what the next reaction will be like.

I think I found it easier because my most allergic child was the eldest so the younger one just had to fit in iyswim.

It must be harder for you with dd4 being the youngest.

When do you get the blood tests back?

misdee Sun 12-Jul-09 22:33:24

i hope so foxin.

but like you say, you never know how bad the next one can be.

hopefully will have the results and phone consultation within the next 4 weeks.

AcademicMum Tue 14-Jul-09 00:01:16

My ds2 is anaphylactic for dairy and has just been given an epipen for it. However, I think he is extreme. We don't buy cows milk now, ds1 drinks calcium enriched oat milk at bedtime and no-one eats cheese whilst ds2 is around. However, I do still give ds1 normal dairy yoghurt as I don't want his calcium intake to suffer. He is just being "trained" very well not to get yoghurt everywhere and to wash his mouth and hands before touching ds2. As 4 year olds go, I think he does a fantastic job, but he sort of understands the situation as he has other multiple allergies.

I think dairy is one of the worst allergies as milk is everywhere and people just don't understand the problem.

I'm not really any good with advice for this (as I'm paranoid myself), but I have lots of sympathy.

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