Cows Milk Protein Allergy – F#*K Off!!
Ace is now over 6 months old and I’m happy to say that he’s starting to turn a corner.
Since finding out that Ace has a cows milk protein allergy we have done everything within our power to help him. Fiona has been dairy free for over three months and the smiles have started to increase. We knew nothing about this allergy before having Ace and didn’t no anyone personally that had it. The unknown is always very scary and for us getting a diagnosis has taken forever. I personally believe If we hadn’t pushed the doctors and professionals about all this,we still wouldn’t know what was up with him.
I never thought it could take this long to see improvements from been dairy free. We were originally told that we would see a considerable difference in him after around 2-4 weeks. This really was NOT the case. I want people to understand that this can be a long road BUT you are doing the right thing in cutting dairy out. It’s been a royal pain in the arse to say the least for Fiona. The amount of stuff that has dairy and soya in is unbelievable. I would never have guessed with some of the stuff.
The support we’ve had from the blogging community has been amazing. Messages of support and advice have kept us sane and the long journey has certainly been made easier with the support. For this, we will be forever grateful.
People say your brain often helps you forget things that have caused you pain or suffering in order to protect you and ensure your emotions and feeling don’t become overwhelmed. I can tell you now, it’s going to be years before I can truly emotionally move on or look back and really get over the last six months. It’s been the most horrendous time.
Starting weaning and the fact that Fiona has not consumed any dairy has for us been the perfect combination. Ace also has Silent reflux so weaning has helped settle his stomach.
I’m here for anyone that may have any suspicions that their child has CPMA or silent reflux. I think we’ve had every symptom and understand the frustrations that both can cause individually or in combination.
The light is at the end of the tunnel, thank God.
Thanks for all your continued support.
Luke and Family