Friday, April 25, 2008

ALLERGIES

Cassie just had allergic reaction #3 at dinner tonight. MAN, I wish I knew what was causing those! If anyone can shed any light on the subject for me, I'd appreciate it. Holly--you might have some insight?

Here's what she has had each time:
EPISODE 1: Handi-Snak (breadsticks with processed cheese that you dip in).
EPISODE 2: Easy Mac-N-Cheese (so, it contains powdered "cheese" and powdered milk...you don't add milk) and a banana.
EPISODE 3: Sour Cream & Chives mashed potatoes (which you add milk, butter, and water to) and bread with margarine.

There is obviously some form of milk products in each one, but she has no reaction to yogurt or ice cream...she's had them lately since she's been having her reactions with no problems. Also, the day she reacted after the mac'n'cheese, she had eaten that very bowl of it the day before, too. Let me rephrase that. It was the same mixture of it, but I didn't just give it to her in the same bowl with her slobber and such in it...that's really gross if you have watched a 2-year-old eat m'n'c....it's pretty messy! :)

Anyway, it is SO BIZARRE-O!!! I just don't know what to think. I'm kinda wondering if maybe she's just developing the allergy and that is why it is only with certain things or something...I don't know. If anyone has any suggestions or references, let me know. THANKS! :)

2 comments:

Bek said...

I'm allergic to the food coloring they put in processed cheese and boxed macaroni and cheese. I wonder if she's allergic to any of the preservatives in those??

laura said...

What kind of reaction does she have? Poor baby! You never want your kids to have to deal with that, especially at such a young age. You know, allergys tend to be developed so the reactions will just get worse the more she is exposed to it.

My dad has deathly reactions to SOMETHING is completely random foods. They cant figure out what it is except that it is probably some kind of preservative. He has to keep an Epi Pen with him at all times, just in case. It's bad.

I'll pray for her.