Steve and I are meeting with a dietician next week to get more ideas about dairy free products, recipes and cooking with milk substitutes. I am hoping the session will provide more answers than our visit with an allergist at the university. That was just an odd experience. Basically we were able to observe a clear reaction to milk after a scratch test that bubbled up on her back. Luckily she is not allergic to peanuts, almonds, eggs and she did not react to soy either. The doctor confirmed that she is allergic to milk and needs to avoid it. I asked if she could have milk in baked goods and he told us to avoid it completely. That about sums it up. I understand that he is a doctor and not a nutritionist or dietician but I was hoping for more information as we left there. We did receive a booklet on treating Eczema if anyone is interested in that. Steve and I must have repeated 3 times that Eczema is really not a major concern and we know how to treat it but he really spelled that out for us over and over. Great, really useful for us right now. Thanks! Anyway, we will keep totting our Epi-pen and do our best to keep Veda from getting ahold of Sawyer's chocolate milk and shreds of cheese that have been dropped on the floor. Lord, we pray to never require the use of an Epi-pen. Amen.
Here are a few pics from our visit to the allergist. We were responsible for entertaining Veda without touching her back for a full 30 minutes. It was interesting.