A baby eating fish?
We have officially trialed Tinleigh on fish. She has passed. However, my gut tells me otherwise.
I told Nathan he had to be home on time last night so we could do the trial. I baked Tinleigh some tilapia, same as i did with the boys trial. In the mean time I was also frying up some breaded tilapia for Charlie. Nathan arrived home shortly before 6. We went right to work on the trial as soon as the fish was out of the oven.
DO NOT EVER TRY THIS AT HOME UNLESS YOU HAVE DONE AN IN OFFICE TRIAL WITH YOU ALLERGIST. YOU MUST ALSO HAVE PERMISSION FROM YOUR ALLERGISTSTO DO A TRIAL AT HOME. DOING A TRIAL AT HOME MAY RESULT IN DEATH. HARSH, BUT VERY TRUE.
First we rubbed a giant square of fish on Tinleighs back and set the timer for 15 minutes. Nothing happened, so we moved on. Next we rubbed some fish on her lips. She was very confused as to what was going on. She couldn’t figure out why we had told her she could try some fish and all we’re doing is rubbing it all over her. During these last 15 minutes Nathan did have a reaction. He was so snotty and sneezing just from the fish being fried and baked in the kitchen. He was a complete mess and had to take benadryl while I aired out the kitchen. How will this ever work, the kids eating fish and Nathan having airborne reactions. ??? After another 15 minutes and no sign of a reaction we proceeded to let her try a tiny bite. Her first reaction was “Mmmmmmm”. Thank goodness. I was afraid she wouldn’t even want to eat it. Nathan sat right with her and had a tea party during this entire process and watched her very closely. I have never been so nervous. I was glad he chose to sit with her. I probably would have went crazy sitting there staring at her. Luckily, I had the boys dinner and homework to keep me occupied. We continued giving her larger pieces every 15 minutes until it was an hour before her bedtime. It went well. Nothing happened. So, it would be considered a pass. There’s just something about feeding your very allergic two-year old fish that doesn’t sit easy with me. So I decided to do another challenge the next day.
That brings us to this morning. After I dropped the boys off at school we came home and threw a filet in the oven. While it baked I went ahead and fed her a small breakfast. Fish came out, we began.
I didn’t do the rub on the skin or lips but did start off with a small bite and we worked our way up to finishing the entire filet. It took us an hour and a half to eat the entire thing. At one point I thought she was getting gunky. However, it didn’t get worse and nothing else happened. When she eats apples or chicken, which she tests positive to, she also gets gunky. Still with an uneasy feeling about fish we have decided we’ll let her try fish again in a few days and see what happens. Our other option is to just stop the fish and go for potatoes. Which would be a huge addition because there are so many options with potatoes. However, fish is so healthy for her. Something has to work.