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allergies

i grow babies with allergies.  neither jesse nor i have allergies, but our kids do.

it was the worst with edie.  we had no idea what was going on because we had never dealt with the issue before.  i bet if we could go back and do it over again (and keep the knowledge we have now), it’d be a much easier time.  still hard, but not as hard.  less stress.  less tears.  less skin issues.  poor edie.

but in the end, we now know she is allergic to dairy, eggs, and peanuts.  her numbers are too high right now to see if she can tolerate dairy and peanuts, but she’s been able to do an egg challenge – a baked egg challenge – at the doctor’s office, which she failed.  lol.  so, yes: dairy, eggs, and peanuts.

ira is allergic to dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts.  his skin test showed that he was allergic to eggs, but last week he had an egg challenge (scrambled – non-baked egg), and he passed it (woo hoo!), so now the kid can have eggs.  but, like edie, he’s still allergic to dairy and peanuts, and he’s allergic to tree nuts as well.

you know, it sucks.  overall, it sucks.  but if i look on the bright side, this is good for my family—mostly the dairy allergy.  jesse has crazy high cholesterol (it runs in his family), so dairy isn’t good for him.  actually, it’s not good for anyone (so i, too, can appreciate the allergy), but it can actually KILL jesse if he has too much, so thank you, god.  (same thing with the egg allergy unless veganism is a fad and eggs really are good for you.)

anyway.  …another post for the record.  …something i would have first shared a couple years ago while we were going through it with edie.  oh well.  now we’re on track.

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