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Offline PurpleCat

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Almond Challenge
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:22:36 PM »
Tomorrow is the big day.  Almond challenge.

There is no component test for almond.  DD's numbers are not as low as the other foods we have challenged.  Dr. was hesitant but DD wants to know, she would like the freedom to add almond to her diet and to her skin/hair care options.

I have Barney butter and safe almonds and lots of anxiety!

Offline Ciel

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 03:54:10 PM »
Good luck! I hope it goes well. Will be thinking of you tomorrow!

Offline spacecanada

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 04:36:07 PM »
Thinking of you!!
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
family members allergic to dairy, egg, peanut, sesame, shellfish

Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 05:41:19 PM »
Good luck!  I hope she passes.  It has been a game changer for DS.  :crossed:
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Offline MaryM

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 08:19:25 PM »
Good luck!

Offline hedgehog

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 09:40:16 PM »
Fingers crossed.
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Offline hezzier

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 06:34:22 AM »
Good luck today!
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Offline Macabre

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 06:47:25 AM »
Good luck today!!
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
DS: Peanuts

Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 09:28:32 AM »
Up to 2 teaspoons!!!!  One more 2 teaspoon dose and then they will give her Alomond Butter!  It's looking like a pass!!!

This is the first challenge where they brought in extra emergency equipment and the allergist brought in a big trash can and told DD if you need to throw up, aim here.  She called me out to look at testing numbers as they have consistently gone down but not as low as other foods we have challenged.  She suggested they might be false positives based on total ige and it's looking like that is the case!

DD likes the taste!

Offline hedgehog

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 09:37:41 AM »
 :happydance:
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Offline gvmom

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2017, 10:40:02 AM »
Crossing fingers!!!  Hoping things are going great .....

.... almond butter is pretty tasty! 
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Offline GoingNuts

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 10:50:22 AM »
So excited and hopeful for you!!! :happydance:
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Offline Macabre

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 12:04:58 PM »
Checking in. Glad it's going well.
Me: Sesame, shellfish, chamomile, sage
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Offline spacecanada

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2017, 12:40:28 PM »
Thinking of you today!   :crossed:
anaphylaxis to tree nuts, peanuts, and potatoes; severe dairy intolerance; vegan (preference)
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Offline PurpleCat

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Re: Almond Challenge
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2017, 04:58:44 PM »
She did awesome!  Wanted to wait a bit to be sure, but hours later she is fine and eating her regular meals!  Yippee!  Another nut bites the dust!