Thursday, June 2, 2016
Big news and allergy testing
Yesterday for the first time in a long time I was wandering the aisle of the grocery store lost. Gymgirl's allergy test results came back. She has about 20 food sensitivities. Her sensitivities seem to run opposite of DH's allergies. Gymgirl is sensitive to chicken but DH is allergic to beef and pork. Both have issues with wheat and gluten. Gymgirl has one true food allergy and it was one that I never suspected: eggs.
So yesterday we dropped Gymgirl off at her piano lesson and we headed to the store to find things for dinner. I wanted chicken nuggets, well considering the new information that went out the window. DH and I were both staring at the meat case just lost. DH has not cook pork chops in close to 15 years. We always grab chicken since it was safe for him and now we have to wrap our minds around Gymgirl's food limitations too. While Gymgirl is a good eater and usually game for trying new things, like most 6 years olds, she eats a limited number of things, ie chicken nuggets, hamburgers, mac and cheese.
While eggs are the number one concern, as the doctor said that is a true allergy cut it out completely, Gymgirl had so many sensitivities. It seems all the things she loves to eat are the things making her breakout and stay sick. She's sensitive to cheddar cheese, broccoli, cantaloupe, peanuts, and soy. The list is longer but those were the ones that stuck out to me. I know we can do it. We can clean her diet and hopefully be able to reintroduce those foods back but right now it feels like being slapped in the face.