The emergency number on speed dial, I attempted to give the baby eggs. Or something with egg in it to see his reaction to it. We needed this terrifying initiation to qualify for MMR vaccine. I did not have the guts to give him whole eggs (yet) but instead reached out for a piece of brownie baked by Pristine.
It has eggs in it and IF the he reacts to it, at least it will not be that bad because it’s not really egg-egg. It’s gooey chocolatey stuff with eggs in it. He crushed the piece of brownie with his little hands, slathered it around his mouth, tilted his head and…
Nothing happened!! For the first heart-stopping moments, I just looked at him, stunned. No rashes! I’m almost teary. No hives, no screaming, no nothing. Just a baby enjoying his morsel of brownie!
Do you know what this means? It means MORE variety of food for him! It means he can have my favorite Japanese egg dish of sweet rolled eggs (tamagoyaki), endless combination of omelettes, cookies, pastries. Eggnog! It means not freaking out to check each and every ingredient and being suspecting even after doing so. Eggs just happen to be in so many sorts of food from muffins to meatloaf!
Now that I know he can tolerate eggs? It means peace of mind and a little sanity.
* My other child Pristine cannot even touch raw eggs without having allergic reactions until now (she’s 9 next month). It’s getting better though as she is able to tolerate small amounts of food with egg in it. She has not eaten whole eggs in her entire life (yet) and we’re still dealing with the stigma of food allergies from people (even from blood relatives!) who don’t understand that allergies are real.