Got Milk ... Allergies?
A few days later I noticed some blood in my son's poo. The nurse said it could just be him pushing too hard. But, after a few more days and it getting worse and him also having diarrhea-We took him to the Dr. ASAP. They didn't see anything wrong with him so they needed a good stool sample to test. We brought the container home. It would take a few times to fill it up to the appropriate line. So unfortunately we had to store it in the FRIDGE! Luckily the visitor's coming to welcome the new baby had slowed some. I can only imagine the awkwardness if a visitor saw my son's poo in the fridge!
Once we took it to the Dr's and got the results back they still didn't figure anything out! It was only a passing remark by a nurse that maybe he was allergic to the formula. Sure enough after we tried a couple different formulas he seemed to be fine with the Hypo-Allergenic kind. Everything was going fine until it was time to start "Real" food and Milk! Around that time he had an allergy test to confirm the milk/dairy allergy.
So far we've figured it pretty well. I've become more of a reluctant chef, but it is a constant concern. Every time I pour my daughter a glass of milk or fill her cereal bowl, I am reminded. I know there are many people who deal with more severe allergies. My son even has the possibility to outgrow it, but, it is difficult to know my son cannot enjoy some simple childhood pleasures. Does that Birthday cake have non-dairy icing? And no he can't have ice cream with the cake. We are getting used to the Got Milk? NO! Got Milk Allergies.