Again, I haven't posted in a while. This time it's because I have been overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to deal with L's food allergies. Several months ago, her doctor suggested she had a dairy allergy. A switch to a non-dairy formula proved that to be correct. A reaction to a cracker with butter as an ingredient confirmed it again and made me realize how sensitive she is. We tried soy and she's allergic to that too. Dealing with a dairy allergy has in itself been a struggle. Most recommended finger foods are crackers and pieces of cheese or mac n cheese...stuff with dairy. Now, I am suspecting a possible wheat allergy. If that is the case, it's only going to get worse. You wouldn't believe how much stuff has wheat as an ingredient. I recently joined a website called kidswithfoodallergies.com and it has been a great help for ideas and for emotional support. There are many kids that have way worse food allergies. I'm hoping L is one of the blessed ones that grows out of her allergies. I just don't know how long that will take.
In addition to all this, she now has a cough and cold. Since you can't give babies medicine for congestion, there's not much we can do. We have a doctor's appointment Friday. It's hard not to just break down and cry because I feel so helpless. Through all of this, she is still a happy baby. She plays all the time and goes along with whatever we do. She's an amazing little baby girl.
Please keep us in your prayers as we try to figure out these food allergies and what's best for little L. Thanks!