Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Cheese-less Soup

It's become apparent that Punky's FPIES is somewhat affected by what I eat.  Small amounts of dairy and soy don't seem to bother her, but she's thrown up twice in the evening after a day of me eating large amounts of either one.  And I mean LARGE amounts.  Having fried Brie appetizers before the bowl of beer cheese soup- smooth move, Mom!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I Assumed The Bullies Would Be Children

Having two kids with food allergies and intolerances makes me worry about how they'll handle being "different" when they're older.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Verdict on Wheat

Was wheat a pass or fail for Punky?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Where You Least Expect It

The limited research I've been able to do on FPIES always seems to come to the conclusion that the "treatment" for FPIES is to simply avoid your child's trigger foods.  So I've already come to expect that I'm going to be scanning a lot of food labels in the future.  But something happened today that opened my eyes to the difficulty of avoiding Punky's triggers.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself.  I got up early on Saturday to go to the gym and got this great shot of myself in the mirror as I was getting ready.  I walked right out the door looking like this.  No makeup, hair all a-frizzle, and wrinkled tee-shirt plucked off the bedroom floor where it had been balled up since the evening before.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wheat Week

On Sunday, I gave Punky her first bite of cooked wheat cereal (Bob's Red Mill).