Friday, January 9, 2009

No Milk For You!

Well, we found out that Alex is allergic to Milk (cows milk). We found out because I decided to try formula for the first time. I have had a bad feeling about it and kept putting it off. We had a day at home so I thought- today is the day! I just knew he would have some kind of reaction though. I thought he would throw it up or something, but instead he broke out in hives all over his body! Great! It progressively got worse through the day, but we didn't notice till late afternoon (bc of his pants and long sleeves, in hind sight we should have been checking him more intently, live and learn right?!). We took him into to the doctor at the end of the day- they saw us after hours, and after waiting for about an hour (ugh!). The doc explained that it could be worse and prescribed an epi pen, just in case of an emergency. That scared me to death. Just the thought of it made me nauseous. But hopefully we won't ever have to worry about that. I am praying that Alex will grow out of this, like most children, between 2 and 5 - and lets make it closer to 2 please! :) The doc gave him some benedryl and Alex started looking better almost immediatly. So, not too big of a deal thankfully.
This news was quite hard for me for 2 reasons...of course, no one wants their child to have an allergy and then also because formula was going to be my answer to a little break and freedom every once in a while. It will be okay, but I just had my hopes up. The formula that he can have is muy muy expensive. :( We will go to an allergist and have him tested soon. This way we can find out what he is allergic to specifically. In the big scheme of things, we are thankful that this is all we are dealing with. I can do a milk allergy. milk for our lil guy! no cheese. no yogurt. you get the idea. And Mom's milk is worth the big bucks! Praise the Lord that I have been able to breastfeed him and for as long as I have! And it looks like I will get to for a little bit longer! :)


rebekah l. louis said...

big bummer! glad he is ok!

Anonymous said...

Oh no Cassie! I can only imagine how unnerving that must have been. Well I will keep my fingers crossed for you that he "grows" out of this. Good thing you are one nursing machine!
Take care and see you soon! (how was the concert??? I've been dying to hear)

Carla said...

Poor boy!! At least you know now and know how to treat it. Hopefully he will out grow it soon!

hodgesgal said...

he sure does look happy though!

Hang in there!

Jaymee said...

We were just talking about you and how we were wondering when we would see another post. I'm sorry to hear about the milk allergy but luckily you can still provide the milk for him. I'm sure he will grow out of it quickly! My little niece is allergic to peanuts and seafood. It will be ok!
Take care, Jaymee