Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Today we are leaving on a plane for Florida for a few days to visit family. I called Delta airlines a week ago to tell them that my son will be flying and he has a peanut allergy. They asked me questions about how severe his allergy was and if the "smell" would bother him? I told him I that his allergy is more that he can't eat the food, but then again I don't know. He has never been in a closed airplanes with dozens of people eating peanuts.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Every year we usually go see Santa at my work but this year Nathan was sick so I took him to the mall Santa. He did really well, in fact he was so talkative that I told Nathan he had to say good-bye to Santa and that we were leaving.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Today was trick or treat, Nathan was excited, he was dressed as a bumble bee.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Nathan had an appointment with the ENT and Allergist today.
I can't believe this, just our luck. Now Nathan will need to be put under again to remove them. Another huge medical bill, just what we need.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We had a great time at the pumpkin farm today, the weather wasn't as cold but did have a few sprinkles of rain.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Well, I called at made an appointment for a flu shot this year at his pediatrician's office and they told me they can't do it, we need to go to the allergist to get it done. I told them they did it last year and Nathan didn't have any problems so why can't they do it this year. The nurse told me the pediatrician will call me.
Is the flu shot this year stronger and they worry he will have a reaction. Going to the Allergist will be a long 3 hour appointment because they just do a little bit at a time.
Part of me says forget the flu shot but we get it every year plus Nathan has Asthma that is mostly viral induced. He needs the flu shot.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I think having more shows and or movies about food allergies will help with awareness. There are many people that have no clue about food allergies.
When I read that Nick News will be about allergies on Sunday night, September 27th, at 8 o'clock Eastern time, I was thrilled - I set the DVR so I won't miss it. "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee; I'm Allergic to My World."
I also have heard (but have not seen) the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has a character in the movie who has a peanut allergy.
This is really great news to me - helping awareness.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
After we got in the car his cough was really bad, it really scared me because I wasn't sure if he was having trouble breathing. At this point I didn't think it was a cold.
When we pulled in the driveway I never heard another cough or sneeze.
This really baffles me as to what he was reacting too, so I emailed the host to see if I could figure it out and I asked her if they had a pet at the house recently and they did, a dog.
So my guess would be he was reacting to a dog but I don't know what kind of dog.
Friday, September 18, 2009
The teacher didn't see him drink it but thinks he did drink from a little girls cup who sat next to him. They gave him Benadryl and said he seems fine and they checked him over. Then I hear someone crying and they said it is Nathan and he scared because there is fly near by. I told them I will call them back after I call my husband.
I call back a few minutes later and told me that Nathan threw up 3 times. And ask me if he gets sick when upset, yes he has in the past. But this sounds more like he had milk and it is making him sick. I tell them to give him the Epi Pen. They said are you sure, then I said well if he got sick already is out of his system. I asked if he has any other symptoms and said I am on my way to pick him up.
When I get there he is resting and just looks like he had been through a lot. He was so happy to see me and wanted to go home.
I get him in the car and the owner of the daycare was on the phone and wanted to talk to me. She told me that she had a mother (who was there & who is also a doctor) check Nathan's vitals and he is fine. Also, she said they don't want to give Nathan the Epi Pen because if he really didn't need it, then it could raise his heart-rate. This is really not for them to decide. If I say give the Epi Pen then they should.
He is going back on Monday and I guess I need to have a new plan. I am going to maybe get some cups so that they are different then the other children and teach Nathan to drink only out of his cup. I thought Nathan was sitting at a table with another allergy girl but they are not doing that anymore.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
We were at the driving range and my husband was hitting golf balls and Nathan was hungry so I took him over the the tables to eat his lunch. The people next to us were eating ice cream and singing "I scream for ice cream, every body eat ice cream" or however it goes. I just wanted to tell them to shut up and eat it. No, I really wanted to shove it their faces. Nathan can hear them really enjoy their ice cream, wouldn't be a big deal except my son can't have ice cream and I don't carry his special ice cream everywhere I go. He said "mommy I want ice cream", it just broke my heart. He is watching the other people really enjoy their ice cream. I am not saying people can't eat ice cream just don't sing and make a big deal about it.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
He doesn't quite understand his food allergies yet but he does get the concept that allergies can make his tummy hurt.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I came across Mom to Food Allergy Kid while researching children with food allergies. It looks like a fantastic resource for families dealing with similar issues.
I’m a writer at Children's Hospital Boston and we just posted the first in our series of videos about our first patient who is going through a milk desensitization study to potentially cure his severe milk allergy. Here is a link to it, in case you could share it with your readers:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
9 cups of Rice Chex cereal
1 cup Enjoy Life dairy free chocolate chips
1/2 cup of soy nut butter or sunflower butter
1/2 of dairy free margarine
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In large bowel measure, cereal; set aside
In a 1 quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, soy nut butter and margarine uncovered until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2 gallon resealable food storage plastic bag.
Add powered sugar. Seal bag; and shake until well coated. Spread on wax paper to cool store in airtight container or refrigerator.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Egg: Was: > 100 Now: >100 (Still high, the highest)
Casein: January 2008: 45.3
Milk: August 2009: 10.9
Peanut: Was 37.6 Now: 24.5 (Improved)
Wheat: Was: 52.4 Now: 24.6 (Improved)
The good news is: Milk, Wheat, Peanut numbers went down.
The bad news is: Egg white and yoke has stayed the same.
To do a food challenge the allergist wants the numbers to be < .35
The test he just did he only did the milk protein not casein but it baffles me that milk is that low -I mean, come on - remember the bad reaction to milk at dayare back in March? There is no way his milk is that low.
How were we going to do a food challenge for wheat back in April at another doctor's office when wheat is higher then milk and he was just recently exposed to wheat with no reaction.
No food challenge with this doctor in the near future, off to find another doctor or go back to the one who tried to do the wheat challenge in April.
I am confused and frustrated that two different doctor's and two different opinion. So when you go to get a second opinion and it is different, which is correct?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I really hope to make the walk next year.
The next day our neighbor came over with a big bag of Fritos and apologized over and over. I thanked him and told him there is no need to apologize.
I don't want people to apologize for my son's allergies. Really no big deal.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I arrive at 4:45 and Nathan is happy as can be and playing. He didn't seem like he had any ill effects from these pretzels. I said to the owner "are you sure he ate pretzels with wheat", "was wheat the first ingredient?" and the owner said "Yes". She apologized many times and said there had a lot of kids in his classroom and didn't exactly say if Nathan was given the pretzel or if Nathan took another child's pretzel ,which I don't think he would do.
I really wasn't mad, I told her she was lucky it wasn't a food that would have a more severe reaction like milk, egg or peanut. She said "oh no, we are careful". Um yeah.
Could it be true? Could his wheat allergy be gone, back in April we tried to do a food challenge with wheat because his numbers were down. Nathan just had another blood test done last night so I really can't wait to find out the results, especially the wheat.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
We went to the brand new clinic that was huge and beautiful, just opened this month. Nice and clean and had that new smell. Well looks are not everything, they were slow. They were still trying to figure out stuff and there was a very few patients and we waited and waited.
Well, I really wasn't impressed with the allergist tonight either, he did so much small talk and talked so much about Asthma which has been a lot better. Then he was amazed that Nathan still had tubes in his ears, he wanted our next appointment to also be with the ENT. What about the food allergies??? I want to know about them. I asked him to do a blood test, he agreed and said to come back in October, October I don't want to wait until October. The blood test results don't take that long and if he was close to losing the wheat allergy then let's do a food challenge and get on with life. He said to call in a week for the results.
Why is this so hard??? Why can't I find a good allergist? My husband feels the same way.
One of the topics was about a Dr. in our area who does a sort of "alternative medicine" the allergy drops and they don't costs as much as I thought. I called this morning to get an appointment but can't get in to see him until October.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Well, I handed him the bag in the car so he could start eating his fries. Thank God he only ate the fires because when I got home I noticed that there were no apple fries in the bag but instead chicken nuggets which has MILK and WHEAT. If he would have eaten them, he would have had an allergic reaction.
When you go through a drive-thru and you get the wrong food that sucks but when you get something that can't even been eaten and you paid for it and it could make your child sick....that REALLY SUCKS!!!
Tip: Always check the bag before you hand it to your child.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Nathan came out of his room showing us his stuffed Poo Bear.
Nathan: I got it from the ambulance guy, "I was sick."
Us: "why were you sick?"
Nathan: "from my allergies, from milk."
Us: Yes, you can't have milk, only soy milk. Milk makes you sick.
We were shocked that he talked about this because it happened back in March and he has never said a word about it before.
Suject: Congress must increase funding for food allergy research
Please support increased federal funding for food allergy research. Food allergies severely impair the quality of life for allergic children and their parents. The most common allergens – peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, eggs, milk and soy – are staples of our food supply and nearly impossible to avoid completely. Yet the medical consequences of coming into contact with allergy-inducing foods are dire – not only do food allergies kill many Americans each year, but they are also responsible for 125,000 emergency room visits. More than 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies today.
Food allergy research is woefully underfunded. The federal government spends less than $17 million a year on food allergy research. But for reasons that scientists cannot yet explain, food allergies afflict more and more children each year. Between 1997 and 2002, the number of children in the United States suffering from peanut allergies doubled – and now afflicts an average of 10 children in every elementary school. There are currently no medications to cure or control food allergies, but scientists believe a cure could be found within a decade with greater funding.
Please help millions of children and families -- be a leader in Congress to devote more funding to food allergy research.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Hello Jeannette, (my name is spelled wrong)
Please accept my apology for the delayed response. (It took over a week for a response, glad I wasn't going to day I wrote)
At this time, we do not have a formal nutrition/ingredient guide available on our menu items; however, we are in the process of developing these guides; however, the beef, buffalo and ostrich patties and hotdogs are gluten free (ok, what about dairy, eggs or nuts?) along with the spice used on the burgers and fries.
The items produced in our bakery may contain any or all of the following ingredients: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, gluten, eggs and dairy. All these items (cookies, buns, brownies, Rice Krispies treats, etc.) are produced in an environment where peanuts are present and there may be a danger of cross contamination. Most (most? How do I know about the one I am going to visit?) of our restaurants are frying with partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
We do recognize the importance and need for nutritional information on our menu items and we are hopeful that we will be able to provide our guests with this information in the near future. (Why can't companies have this information available on their website or even if asked, is it so hard to do??)
On behalf of Fuddruckers, Inc., we want to express our sincerest appreciation for your continued loyalty and patronage. (Well, I can't be loyal anymore because I have no idea what to feed my child from there)
Guest Services Specialist
Fuddruckers/Koo Koo Roo
5700 Mopac Expy South
Austin, TX 78749
We won't be eating there until they have more information available to us.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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Today Nathan had his 3rd birthday party at our house. He had more friends this year then family, His friends included: Lyla, Sal, Maddux and Owen. I baked cupcakes and made them into a road with trucks for our guests and for Nathan's allergy-free cake we bought it at Molly's Gluten Free Bakery. Mary did a wonderful job at decorating the cake.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
We went to the WI Dells (Water park Capital of the World) just a couple hours from our house - a car ride away and we only stayed overnight. I packed snacks and treats for Nathan. Our hotel room had a microwave and refrigerator.
Nathan ate breakfast at home before we left and we when got to the Dells we ate a Burger King for lunch. It was a place we knew was safe. Nathan has eaten their plain burgers and fries.
We went to the water park at our resort and when it was time for dinner we ate at Famous Daves. Another restaurant we have at home be also a great place to eat with allergies because they have a wonderful allergy menu.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I haven't had to use the Epi-Pen (very thankful for that), only the trainer for practice. When one of Nathan's Epi Pen expired, I thought I would try it on an orange.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The teacher called in the morning to ask if he could have a frozen juice treat at the stand, that is what they get for the other allergic children. I said "sure".
Everything was fine and he didn't have any problems......this time.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I remembered there was a Gelato cafe by our mall that carries sorbet that is water based, made from only fruit, water and sugar. It was perfect, Nathan and I shared a scoop of raspberry outside tonight (a warm summer night). It was so nice and to him.........it was going out for "ice cream."
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
This week the coughing started to be more often. He will cough so hard he will gag and then spit or phelm and what he calls "bubbles" will come up. This is really scary because I am afraid he is going to throw up especially in a public place. He usually coughs when he eats and I just always thought that was normal for a toddler who stuffs his mouth. Now I wonder if it is normal. Is it his Asthma or does he have GERD or something completely different??? It has been very hot this week and I have increase his Asthma meds to more frequently.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
What do you have faith in?
At age twelve, Marshall Tobias saw his best friend killed by a train. It was then that he began his search for faith; delving into one tradition, then discarding it for another.
While his parents, Cal and Chloe, were at odds over his behavior, they found common ground with his little sister Meghan, whose severe food allergies required careful attention...even as it took a toll on their marriage.
Now Marshall is home from college with his first real girlfriend. Meghan is thrilled to have her around, but there is more to Ada than meets the eye—including her beliefs about the evils of medical intervention. What follows is a crisis that tests not only faith, but the limits of family, forgiveness, and our need to believe.
I really recommend this book. I can't put it down, it has touched me because of the food allergy story in the book.
Friday, June 5, 2009
The director informed us when we arrived that she brought some of Nathan's snacks from school so he would have something to eat when they had refreshments and cookies at the end. She also announced to the parents before the show to "please do not give any children you don't know any food because there are children with food allergies." That was so nice of her to think of Nathan. Unfortunately, we didn't make it to the end, Nathan was hungry and getting antsy so we left. I didn't even think of bringing a snack which I should have.
They also had a Slidshow of the children at school during the year, it was really cute.
|Make a Smilebox postcard|
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
They called to tell me that they have a change in the menu for tomorrow, when my son will be there. They are not having pancakes (which he doesn't eat-he is allergic) they are having PB&J. They are not a peanut free center but they are careful which is ok with me. Nathan isn't that allergic to peanuts that he can't be around them. What made me very happy is she said that "no kids in Nathan's room will be eating peanut butter, either they will have Sun Nut Butter or just jelly." Fine by me, makes me happy that they are really trying to help him with his allergies.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today is the big launch day for my new website, Allergyfreemom.com! The site is meant to help the millions of children and their families that are suffering from severe food allergies. It will continue to grow daily. Today's children are not like we were when we were kids. Today, an estimated one in THREE children under the age of five suffers from either food allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism. Yes... you read that right...one in THREE. These estimates are a bit outdated, so later studies assume that amount is even higher. There's more; a new disease if affecting our new babies age five and under. This disease is called Eosinophilic Esophagitis (or E.E.for short.) These babies have such severe allergies to food protiens, the immune system is literally trying to defend itself from itself! They have to be fed through a feeding tube, because they cannot eat.What's happening to our children? One in 150 children now have autism. One in every 17 children under the age of three has at least one allergy to food. This does not include intolerances such as lactose intolerance, etc.; these are true food allergy statistics. Again, these statistics are outdated. We have no way of knowing how prevalent this is as of 2009, but research suggests there has been a 20% increase each year in children with food allergies. That leads to a staggering number. I have written a cookbook, as you all know. It will be on the site as well as a monthly allergy-free recipe. My goal is to raise awareness and to help ease the worry for as many families as I can, one at a time.
Won't you join me? Together we can make a difference. Knowledge is power!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
If you notice my Twitter updates on my blog don't make sense that is why, I was chatting with others.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
My next thought was to tattoo my almost 3yr old toddler (is that even legal??) for his food allergies. This way if he wasn't able to talk, they would know that he has allergies. I wouldn't have to worry about a bracelet for him to wear or a T-shirt.
But, then I thought what about the day he grows out of his allergies (I will not lose hope) how would we remove the allergy from his arm...
Friday, May 8, 2009
I really hope he does well there.
Update on Cast: Day-care called at 3:30 and said Nathan had been crying that his arm hurt/itch. I told her he gets tired very easily, the cast hurts him if he over does it. We will be there soon to pick him up.
They also told me that he isn't eating well there. I hope this passes and after time he will be more comfortable.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Today the kids were having a PB & J sandwhich, well I made the same thing for Nathan but used Soynut butter and his egg-free, dairy-free bread. They also had carrots and ranch dip, I provided a dairy free ranch dip for Nathan and he can have the carrots and fruit they served. I want to make him feel equal to the other children.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Yesterday, when I picked Nathan up from daycare he was on the playground crying - the teacher was holding him. She told me he fell off or ran into something with his big wheel. They had ice on his hand, I didn't think anything of it. On our way out the door, the director stopped us to meet us and she asked "what was wrong?" She looked at Nathan and we noticed he wasn't using his right arm, which then made me think he had "Nursemaid Elbow" again. So off to urgent care we went, he was still screaming his head off.
They looked at his arm and said it wasn't Nursemaid Elbow and did x-rays. They didn't see anything broken and thought maybe he bruised it. They gave him Motrin and a sling and off we went. He finally stopped crying.
The entire night he never used his right arm and kept saying "owie".
The next morning I went to work but had my mom come and watch him, he couldn't go to daycare, he was in such pain. My mom said that he wouldn't eat and he wouldn't get out of bed. He is a toddler, they get out of bed. I called the Bone Specialist and got us an appointment at 1:30pm.
The bone specialist Doctor did more x-rays and found a crack in his elbow and put a cast on. It is a blue cast and he will have to wear it for 3 weeks.
Day-care is very sorry and offered to pay any medical bills our insurance doesn't cover. They feel bad, it wasn't like they hurt him purposely, kids will be kids. These things happen.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Nathan was happy to be back with kids and all the new toys. He had a great day!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Well, he hated it on his lips and he cried until we wiped it off. Then we tried the lips again and he seemed ok, well when they tried to put it in his mouth, he freaked out and cried. We tried adding a little bit to a banana and he threw a tantrum and kicked and screamed. He likes bananas too. After a 1/2 hour of his screaming and crying we gave up. He was tired and hungry but didn't want anything to do us.
So the results are incomplete.
The good news is the little bit of wheat he did have he didn't have any kind of reaction, the bad news we wasted a $25.00 copay.
The allergist said we could try another time. I didn't like the way this allergist did the food challenge, Children's hospital was much better. I think we may go there next time.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
On Easter morning, Nathan woke up hunting for plastic eggs and then he found his basket. Now that he is 2.5 yr. he understands and had fun hunting.
We went to eat Easter dinner by the grandparents house.
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Friday, April 10, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
It was about the only true test to tell if you're allergic to something is doing a food challenge and see if there is a reaction. They are saying the blood tests are not very accurate. Many think they have allergies when they may not.
Well we know Nathan is still allergic to milk by his exposure recently. His Wheat numbers are lower so we are doing a food challenge this month. Now I also want to food challenge his egg and peanut. The reason they don't do food challenges that often is because they are risky and expensive.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Menu: Grilled Cheese sand which with Cheddar Rice Cheese and Corn Puffs
Nathan ate really well and it was a great play date.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
After my lunch, I checked my cell phone (that was on vibrate) and I had 12 missed calls, daycare, my husband, my parents and my step sister. My heart sank, I knew something was terribly wrong. I called my husband and he tells me that he is on his way to daycare, they gave Nathan milk and he is having an allergic reaction!! I panicked and drove as fast as I could to daycare. My husband had arrived there first and talked to the center's director. She said "the teacher gave Nathan milk and he got sick, she then tried to give him his Epi Pen and she stabbed her thumb instead of Nathan's thigh, they tried to call us but couldn't get a hold of us, so they called my parents who are the emergency contacts and asked what to do?" Daycare then gave Nathan Benadryl and they called 911.
Nathan had been throwing up, gagging, spitting and he looked awful. He entire body was red, he looked like he was sunburned, even his ears were beat red. He had hives and welts and his hands looked swollen. He was crying and just wanted me to hold him. If his throat and tongue would have started to swell, he could have died.
His teacher was in the back, I saw her come out of the restroom in tears, I knew she felt bad, but I couldn't understand why or how it happened? A couple of weeks ago she told me she had a child that couldn't have milk, so how could she be so careless with my child, was she not thinking? She never came to talk to me, which was good because I really didn't want to face her.
It seemed like it was taking forever for 911 to come. Finally, the firetruck arrived then the paramedics. They took Nathan in the back of the paramedics, you should always have a child check out after an allergic reaction, in case of breathing problems. Luckily, this time he was breathing fine, it affected his intestinal tract and his skin. The EMT told us that Nathan was stable but needed to be checked out by a Doctor. We could go to the hospital or his pediatrician. We really liked the EMT's they were really nice guys and handled Nathan with such care. We decided to go to his pediatrician thinking it would be cheaper (not thinking that we won't be paying a single bill - daycare will be).
As we were ready to leave the daycare, the director kept telling me she was "so sorry" and said "she would understand if Nathan didn't come back." I just wanted her to go away, I didn't want to talk about it.
I called the pediatrician on the way and told them our situation. We got to see our Doctor and explained what happened at daycare she was angry about the way that daycare handled everything and the lack of training for a center. She examined Nathan and checked his oxygen level. She said he was one big hive and by him throwing up it was his body's way of rejecting the milk. She said to expect diarrhea next, lovely. She prescribed a steroid for him to help with any breathing problems and his red skin and a refill of his Epi-Pen. She even gave him a dose of the steroid right at the office.
We dropped off the prescriptions at the pharmacy to be filled and headed home.
Nathan said he was hungry but only ate a little, by this time it was 3:00pm. He has not had a nap, so around 4:00pm, I laid him down. His skin looked pretty good by now. I was emotionally drained and just needed to relax but I washed his clothes and made a few phone calls.
Nathan got up at 5:00pm and seemed fine, he played and acted normal. He told me he was hungry and eat some dinner. While he was eating he was telling me he choked, he was trying to tell me about his milk incident at daycare today, it broke my heart. I then gave him a bath and covered his whole body in a cortisone.
The director called from daycare and left a message on my phone stating that she wanted to know how Nathan is doing, apologizes again, hopes they will see Nathan again. She also reported the incident to their Risk Management who are going to send me some forms to complete and they will pay our medical bills from today. What about our missed work, what about Nathan's tuition for today? Are they going to pay for that? I didn't call her back.
A few hours later I get a call from the Allergist at Children's Hospital, she said daycare called them after the incident. The Allergist asked me some questions about it and then told me that they were in violation, they didn't handle the situation correctly and it should be reported. They didn't have the training they needed, she gave me some information on some resources. The Allergist also told me that now that he was exposed today to milk that it just made his allergy to the milk worse. The mistake they made today could make it harder or even impossible for him to outgrow his allergy to milk now.
This is the second time that daycare has made a mistake, they once gave him some cheese. He didn't eat that much so he just had hives at that time.
I have some phone calls to make tomorrow, what am I going to do? I really don't want to send him back to his daycare, but he has been there for 2 years and loves his friends there. How do I find a new daycare in a weekend?
It was a horrible day.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This week Sharissa wrote to me, she is a mom from Georgia with two children and has a son named Nathan also. He has the same allergies as my son and outgrew the same allergies that my Nathan did.
Sharissa is writing an allergy free cookbook that she is going to publish soon. I viewed a few of the recipes and they are great recipes.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We are rescheduled for the end of April. It is a couple months away but I really don't think he will pass anyway, so I am not in a rush.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Almost Stuffed Peppers
1 pound ground beef
2 cups water
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large green pepper cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
In a large skillet, brown beef; drain. Set beef aside and keep warm. In the same skillet, combine water, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in beef; return to the stove and heat through.
I didn't give Nathan any of the green pepper because I know he won't eat them so I gave him corn instead.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
For some reason I just don't feel like he will pass this one, we will find out soon.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The package states:
No Trans Fat
Low Sodium & Low Fat
I think he saw the no dairy and no eggs and thought they were for Nathan, well they had Wheat. But Nathan never had a reaction and even days later we never saw any kind of reaction.
The first ingredient is High Protein Wheat Flour.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Height: 34 and 3/4
He is now 2.5 years old.