Top Left: Negative Control
Top Right: Positive Control
Also tested for cow's milk, egg white, egg yolk, peanuts... but wait... I don't see any of those!
THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL NEGATIVE!!!!!
Can you believe it? I am beside myself. I really haven't been able to wrap my mind around this yet. I'm totally amazed. God is SO GOOD!!!
The next step is a live trial. First "scratching" with actual milk and then a food challenge. If the scratching with actual milk produces a hive we would not continue to the food challenge. Luckily, someone in the office had milk with them, so we just used a bit of it, scratched him again and waited.
NOTHING AT ALL!
We're blessed beyond measure!
The plan now is to go back Thursday morning to do the food challenge for milk. (They only do one food challenge at a time so we'll look into the eggs and peanuts later.)
He can't eat for 4 hours before the test and we bring our own whole milk. We will spend most of the morning there and they will administer small amounts orally working up to larger amounts over a period of time.
Even if there is a reaction on Thursday, at least we know that he no longer has the contact allergy like when he was younger. That improvement alone is wonderful! (Here is the picture of his back from the 2008 test for comparison.)
Thank you all for your support and prayers! Please continue to pray as we're not through yet. I appreciate you all so much!!
UPDATE: Milk Challenge Results HERE.
UPDATE: Egg Allergy
This post is linked to Gratituesday.