Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Egg Tolerance Challenge



Now that Megan has been on egg maintenance for a bit over three years she is ready to challenge her egg tolerance. Megan began her egg desensitization journey on July 7, 2011 and completed desensitization on November 29, 2011.

Megan will completely eliminate egg from her diet for 30 days. After this period of time she will go to Dr. Wasserman's office for an egg tolerance challenge.

So far taking egg out of her diet has been a challenge. So many foods contain egg. Since Megan deals with several other food allergies and Celiac her diet is already limited. Taking egg out again is NOT FUN.

If Megan passes her egg tolerance challenge she will no longer have to continue daily egg maintenance.

So far we are 12 days into avoiding egg.

To learn more about Dr. Wasserman's food allergy program and desensitization you can find it HERE.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of the year update...

Custard, hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, quiche......Oh, the possibilities!!! Megan is enjoying her egg freedom. Megan continues to eat egg, and lots of them. Megan has ZERO issues with egg.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Where we are today...

Megan is still doing great with Egg!!! Last year we discovered that Megan would eat free range eggs. She did not like the taste of regular white eggs. I was surprised by the significant taste difference between the two. Now, we only buy free range eggs. Megan likes eggs with cheese, omelets, runny eggs, and boiled egg whites. She eats eggs once or twice a week. She still doses with her egg powder in chocolate pudding every night. You would think that after so long she would be tired of chocolate egg powder pudding, nope. We buy chocolate pudding in bulk, LOL. Baking gluten free for Megan is SO MUCH EASIER now that eggs can be used.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Still a NO....

Last night I let Megan pick out one of the fresh eggs that our neighbors gave us. She chose a blueish colored egg. I cracked it, fried it and really talked it up. She ate most of the white but refused to eat any of the yoke and told me she didn't want any more of the 11 other eggs from the dozen they gave us. Megan informed me that she will just eat her egg white powder in pudding because she REALLY DOES NOT LIKE EGGS.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

We went to see some chickens today

Yes, we live in Dallas and yes our neighbors have chickens!!! Tonight the children and I went over to see the chickens and got some eggs to bring home. Megan touched a chicken and held some eggs. If not for egg desensitization this could have never happened.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Egg update

Megan continues to eat egg without any issues thanks to desensitization. We continue to dose with egg white powder mixed in pudding each day. Megan does not like egg so never really eats them plain. I use eggs when cooking and baking for her which has make preparing food so much easier in recipes that require eggs.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Daily dosing after desensitization

In order to stay desensitized Megan is dosed once a week with egg powder that we mix with pudding. Dr. Wasserman has us purchase egg powder from Barry Farms (can be found on the internet). Though Megan can eat as much egg as she wants she still has to dose with the powder. When you cook egg it begins to denature the protein thus you don't receive the same amount of the protein every day. Just like taking daily medication or insulin, Megan must take daily egg powder. It is not yet know for how long she may have to do this since desensitization is in its infancy. We are excited to be a part of something that hopefully eventually be standard protocol/treatment for those that have anaphylactic food allergies.