Last week Sophia had a severe allergic reaction to eggs and we ended up in the emergency room. We already knew she was allergic to dairy so her pediatrician recommended we have an allergy panel done so that we would know, without a doubt, what she is allergic to and the severity of each allergen.
We received the results today and Sophia is allergic to dairy, eggs, soy and peanuts. Her doctor is hopeful that she might outgrow the dairy, soy and egg allergies but the peanut allergy is not typically outgrown.
At this point, I am still a little overwhelmed and not sure where to start because all I can think is, "she can never have a PB&J, Reese's, snickers, etc. (AKA all the good Halloween candy!!)" "Where am I going to find a smash cake for her first birthday that does not have any of these allergens?" "She can never have Chick-fil-a". If she doesn't outgrow the other allergies, this list just goes on and on...(like ranch dressing and ice cream, what!?) All things that we don't really need anyway, but are part of childhood!
We now have an EpiPen that goes with her everywhere. There is a huge picture of her on the wall at daycare that reads, "WARNING. SEVERE FOOD ALLERGIES" in bright red print.
This is weird and scary and such a lifestyle change. But, WE GOT THIS!!! If you can't tell by the picture, our girl is strong and fierce!! Bring it on allergies!