Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Allergy

I just wanted to quickly write and say that Adai had diarrhea for the first six weeks she was with us. I suspect she has had it since birth. I guess most of the orphanage kids do, but hers did not resolve first with just good clean water and then with a round of metronidazole (flagyl). After six weeks, I on a whim switched to a soy formula and within a few days, it was gone. We went to an allergist last week, and voila. Positive for milk allergy. I also had an O&P and a giardia check done, but both those were negative.

I don't know if this is common with Ethiopioan kids, but if anyone else's new adoptee has a similar issue, it might be worth looking into. The allergist said that if I keep her completely away from any dairy for six months, the allergy might disappear; we plan to retest her in six months.

On a separate note, Eric is en route to DC as I write this. Thrilling! I didn't really believe it would happen until his plane left the ground, but now it has and he'll be two days in DC before coming to Whitefish for two weeks. I told dessi about it this morning, but she didn't seem to get it. Maybe she was just stunned.

3 comments:

Megan said...

My oldest son had a milk allergy as a baby and he did outgrow it! That was a day of GREAT rejoicing!! Also, I read about your favorite guest house, would you mind sending me an email on what guest houses you would avoid? We should be getting our Embassy date any day now! Thanks, Megan

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big homie said...

my kids made some massive twosies too. haha.

Sonia said...

kids do suffer from such allergies at a young age, i am sure it shall be better as the baby grows.

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