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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sticking with Soy Milk

We were really hopeful with our test last week with our daughter that she might have outgrown her milk allergy.  We gave her Cool Whip and she had no reaction.  Yesterday, I mixed up an icing with milk in -- much more concentrated with milk than the Cool Whip.  We drizzled it on graham cracker and raisins.  Just as we were discussing what it would mean if she had no reaction, my husband said "look at her chin."  We looked and sure enough hives.  She normally reacts almost exactly five minutes after the first bite.  She was right on cue again.  I had a small dose of Benadryl on hand to give her and then we went on with our day.  So, we stick with the milk-free diet for now.

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