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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:38 pm 

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My name is Shana and Im the mother of 2 - Aiden and Rowan. So far, Aiden (whose 6) has been diagnosed with allergies to Peanuts, tree pollen, and mold - all very mild, then there is the new one (diagnosed yesterday!) - Ibuprofen - very serious! He has hives, the first bout was not bad, but the second was a million times worse (we gave him 2 doses of advil, and we didnt know it was the advil giving him the hives until the second time!!)
We now have epi-pens. I've also got him a medic alert bracelet too. Honestly, the mild allergies never bothered me, we monitored him closely while he ate PB or peanuts, and had no reactions except to be phelmy at times. Tree pollen and mold make his eyes swell a bit, but this hives business scared the crap out of me. Im so scared for him now!

And then there is Rowan - we're trying to figure out if he has a milk allergy or not. My GP isnt very helpful in the matter at the moment, seeing as how Rowan is only 1. Rowan has been on soy formula (and recently soy milk) since February of this year. When I tried him on regular cows milk (for 5 days!) all seemed well except for the fact that his poops went from a brown mush to a very lightly colored yellow water. Not good for his intestines im sure, so we switched him back to soy milk. The nutritionist would like us to try him again in a few months, but im not so willing to try again (we tried to switch to a regular formula from the soy, but he just was miserable on it, so we switched back!!)

Im looking forward to learning all I can on how to help my boys! I have a new found respect for those parents that have to deal with serious allergies, I can tell you that!!

PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:00 pm 
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Hi! Welcome, glad you have found us. It sounds like you have your hands full with those allergies!

Check the fat content in the soy milk but most soy milk is equivalent to 2% milk and children Rowan's age need the fat content of full fat milk.

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy and green beans) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: Oral Allergy Syndrome, Allergic to Birch trees

PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:57 am 

Joined: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:50 pm
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I never even thought to look at the fat content to be quite honest. I will do that today. I know when aiden was just over 2 years (he was 12 weeks early, so we delayed in switching over to regular milk) he wouldnt drink the homogonized milk, but would drink the 2%. We didnt try the homo milk with rowan because of that experience (no one in our household drinks anything other than 2% - our dr said it was fine to try him).

Thanks for the suggestion!

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