Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Operation Pancake

For anyone who's interested, here's the protocol for phasing baked eggs into Georgia's diet that they sent us home with, verbatim. (I'm not sure why I'm posting this in so much detail, maybe so I'll remember it years from now? The lawyer in me also now feels compelled to add that I'm not posting this as a suggestion that anyone else try it. Talk to your doctor - duh.)

Home Introduction of Baked Egg

It has been determined that it should be safe to introduce egg in a baked form into your child's diet. If your child experiences any possible reaction or concerning symptoms, stop the food and contact us for further instructions. Once your child has clearly tolerated baked goods with 1/8 to 1/4 of egg per serving, you can add similar products up to three servings a day, as well as commercially prepared baked goods that are otherwise safe. The following is a genreal plan for the introduction of baked egg - you can do this as often as once a day to start, although you can also progress as slowly as you like and do this over weeks or months rather than days:
  • Begin with any baked egg recipe - cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, brownies - and use one egg for a recipe that makes 12-16 servings. Your child can have one full serving to start, therefore will get 1/12 to 1/16 of an egg to start. You can also use a recipe with 2 eggs and give one-half serving.
  • If there is no reaction to these products, you can increase so that your child can get up to 1/4 egg per servings.
  • If these products are tolerated with no signs of a reaction, you child may have them up to 3 servings a day.
  • After two to three months, you may introduce pancakes or waffles.
  • You can then contact us to discuss the possibility of introducing straight egg if you desire. Up until this point, you also need to continue to avoid mayonnaise, custards, ice creams, meringues, and other foods with concentrated, less cooked eggs.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More weirdness...

Just writing to say that in the past couple of weeks we've had a few more mild skin reactions around here that are apparently from kisses.
Like, Joe went to a business lunch and had crab cakes, later came home and gave Georgia a kiss hello, and voila, big red marks.
None of these incidents has been any big deal, but still it's disconcerting. I don't know if she's somehow getting more sensitive, if we've gotten too lax, or if we've just been unlucky.
The moral of the story is: we're now doing a better job of brushing our teeth after eating any of Georgia's allergens.