#2 was talking yesterday... "when i am an adult and i won't have this bracelet, i will be able to eat cheese and milk..." I had to explain to him that he'll probably always need to wear the (medic alert) bracelet and avoid cows milk.
Of course we hope he'll outgrow it (80% of kids do), but we must live our lives as if he won't. It's unfair to get his hopes up. It's bloody hard to do but you just have to keep at it.
Sometimes it feels like I've got it all under control and then I'll read an ingredient label in the supermarket and almost be in tears, because it once was a safe food and now it's not. I found recently a brand of pizza sauce that has two different packages with identical names and pictures etc, one is a bottle, the other sachets. Anyway one contains milk and the other doesn't. Can you pick the one with milk? Totally crazy and very frustrating. You just can't assume anything.
This photo was how I found him this morning before kindy, reading under his umbrella in the hallway.