Yesterday was a big day for the Herman family. For the first time ever, all members were able to share a pizza and ice cream together!
Addie had a food challenge at the allergist where she drank milk (which by the 3rd serving (1/2 a cc) she wouldn't drink and actually puked up the 3rd dosage, due to milk's grossness), so then ate yogurt in 30 minute intervals at increasing amounts for 6 hrs. I ran out for chocolate milk after the vomit, but by that time she was doing well with the yogurt so she stuck with that, she has had 2 cups of chocolate milk since.
She was so so excited, and we were excited for her. She was like a crazy woman last night, so so so happy. What an amazing blessing it is not to have this worry for her, especially as she goes to preschool and camps this summer. She is still allergic to peanuts, and we will go back next year to test for that, but next to this milk allergy, that feels so easy to deal with. Today they were baking in her preschool class, how nice it was not to bring something different for her or buy all the Addie safe ingredients for the whole class to use!
I think she places much of her identity in being allergic and having "special" foods, so we were careful to make sure she knew that she was VERY SPECIAL for getting to eat this and that for the first time. We'll continue with that.
She gobbled up her pizza like nobody's business, I wish I had that on video. Yay, Addie, we love you very much!