Thursday, October 8, 2009

I gave my son noodles with wheat

I made spaghetti for dinner tonight and planned to use wheat free spaghetti noodles for Nathan and some regular spaghetti noodles for us. Nathan was so excited about spaghetti noodles because they are so fun to eat. Well while making his noodles I read the label and realized they were the wrong noodles that I bought, they had wheat. I went through my head, asked my husband what to do? Give him our noodles or make some wheat free macaroni noodles which are not fun for him to eat. I made the macaroni noodles and gave those to him but I also gave him a little of spaghetti noodles with wheat.

You know what happened after he ate them? Nothing. I looked over his skin, I watched his breathing, I asked him how his tummy felt. Nothing.

I know this is risky and I don't condone trying a food challenge, I would never try this with dairy or eggs because I know those allergens are very severe. I am not going to start giving him wheat on a regular basis. I feel like I broke the rules, I actually feel like a bad mom.

There.......I said it.

3 comments:

Mitzi said...

You are NOT a bad mom! I know that part of the process of making your and his life easier is by trying to reintroduce foods. I had an egg allergy as a kid but one day, my parents gave me brownies that had 3 eggs in it. Mom felt awful, and I felt GREAT! We slowly introduced them into my diet and now I eat scrambled eggs at least once a week. You're his mom, you're the ONLY expert on who he is and what he can handle. Good job!

Allergy Free Mom said...

I think this is wonderful news. If he hadn't had that wheat pretzel at day care and not reacted, you probably never would have even thought that way at all. Sounds like somebody's outgrown his wheat allergy to me, and Praise the Lord!

Jeanette said...

Thanks you both made me feel better.