Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cast is off

Today Nathan had his cast removed, I can't tell you how nice it will be to give him a bath or be able to wash his hands.

His arm will be stiff, so he won't use it right way, it will take time.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My child is labeled

Today Nathan came home from daycare with a big bright yellow smiley face sticker on his shirt. It had "Food Allergies" written on the sticker. It was really cute, I think this is something new they are trying since there is another new child child at daycare with food allergies. They really want to be safe and I think it is great!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Twitter Food Allergy Party

I attended my first Twitter party last night, it was a food allergy party. A great way to meet and chat with other food allergy people and parents. There were prizes you could win and best of all I never had to leave the house.

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


I was at a store today and I saw a teenager with a tattoo on his arm and I noticed that it was a medical symbol. I was so the curious, I looked closer and noticed that in big letters it said "Diabetic" I thought that was a great idea. It was right on his fore arm and very noticeable, it will never wear off and always be with him. That is a great idea and if something happens to him, the paramedics or hospital will know.
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

Signs at day-care

When I dropped off Nathan at his new day-care, I was really impressed with how well they have labeled Nathan as an allergy child. They had a big sign on the door to his room, they had signs in the kitchen (that I provided) with his name, picture and allergies. They keep a board in his room with his sheet of meals I provided for him.
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

Menu at day-care

The new daycare provided me with a meu of lunches for the next 3 months. I am hoping they follow this menu because I can then try to make something for Nathan very similar for Nathan to what the other kids are eating.

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

Nathan enjoying an allergy free cupcake

Well, he was enjoying the frosting. He eats more frosting then acutal cake. I made the cake from a mix called "The Cravings Place".

Friday, May 1, 2009

2nd Day of Day-care = Broken Arm

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.