Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wrappers are No Match for Lola

I have to say that we have done pretty good with keeping food on the table, and no crumbs on the floor. But with a 3 year old, that's TOUGH, to say the least. He understands that he can not share his food, or eat anywhere but the table. He knows Lola could get sick if she got the wrong food. But I guess this is a reminder that you can't expect perfection from a 3 year old. But I also blame myself for this mistake. Noah had a bag of Valentines candy that he dumped on the living room floor to show us. I made him pick it up, but I guess I didn't check around good enough. A day later, I spotted Lola with this in her mouth. My heart sank. I was also shocked she ate right through the wrapper! Not sure why, but I was. It wasn't much but it was enough for her to react. She had her typical GI reaction but then she got a few hives. I cringe when I say the word hives. Hives are new to us, and honestly, they scare the heck out of me. She only got a few scattered on her, and didn't get worse. I can only assume it was the milk in the Kit-Kat. We have not dared trial Milk yet and I have always had a bad feeling about it. It's definitely a scary thing knowing reactions can get worse each time. I had her epi-pen ready to go that day. I am soo thankful we didn't have to use it. My son also ended up in the ER that night with pneumonia. It was a tough Mommy day, but we got through it!

Corn Muffins-Fail

Lola passed corn, so I was super excited to make her a safe(or so I thought) corn muffin. I gave it to her and she LOVED it! She was so happy. A few hours later she had a GI reaction. We still aren't sure why exactly. Her Allergist said she can only assume there was some sort of cross-contamination in the mix. Bummer. It was upsetting knowing I gave her something that made her react. The Allergist was very reassuring. Unfortunately at this point, we are at a "trail foods" for everything. We still avoid top Allergens but Lola seems to have reactions to this that aren't "ordinary". So she gets better and we move on.

My Little Lady is 18 months!!

Where has the time gone? I feel so very blessed to say that Lola is 18 months and doing great! She is a bit behind on some things, but that's to be expected after such a rough start. She will be evaluated in a few days to see if she would benefit from some therapy. At her 18 month well being check, she was not walking and had no words. But about a week after her apt., she finally started walking! I am so proud. Still no words, but that will come. She is sweet and she is sassy! She loves playing with her big brother these days. Well playing, fighting, whatever. Happy 18 months Lola! You have come a long way!

I'm Back!!!

I know I have been slacking but I have been super busy. I have also been dealing with some of my own crazy medical stuff. All is well though! Lola has been doing GREAT!!! We have only had 2, not serious reactions in the past few months. We have also added many new foods to her "Safe List". I am going to post a few things today and then I promise to keep up better! Until I start school at least.