Monday, August 31, 2009
Daycare and A Mistake I've Been Waiting For
It is kind of sad when you expect a mistake to be made so you try extra hard to prevent it. You warn all those involved, stress the importance and yet it still happens. For those who are not aware Gabbi has had a milk allergy pretty much all her life. Unfortunately for her it took us 4 months of her life to really figure it out. By then she would profusely vomit anything that had milk in it. Depending on the quantity of milk she'd throw up more or less, followed by other unsightly reactions.
The doctor ordered an allergy test which was in itself horrible. Gabbi had a blood test for it on Friday and I am anxiously awaiting the results. The doc said kids can outgrow milk allergies (not to be confused with lactose intolerance).
Anyway back to my point. Today at daycare Gabbi stole another kid's cookie. Yes just as I feared even though I stressed to them there that she would absolutely steal another kid's food and that she could get very ill from anything that even has milk in it, she still managed to get a kid's cookie into her mouth. She wasn't about to give it up either and they could not get it out of her mouth.
Here's the kicker. Since of course we have given her no milk in ages we have no idea if she has outgrown the allergy or not. We are waiting on the results of the test that I am now very happy to have done. This cookie was eaten at around 9:45 a.m. and she is fine. Not so much as a tummy ache. I am thinking this could be a good sign. I would love to be able to introduce some new foods to her. It would make her life and mine so much easier!