Tag Archives | multiple food allergies

Our “New Normal”

I have been meaning to write an update for everyone for a few weeks now.  We have been adjusting to our new normal with of living with a feeding tube. Jacob got his feeding tube put in on Monday, October 1st. The surgery went well. We were in the hospital for the day. Thursday night […]

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Always Darkest Before the Dawn

“If you’re going THROUGH Hell, Keep Going!” ~ Winston Churchhill This week has been Hell. Monday Jacob finally had the further allergy testing that I requested a month ago. He showed allergies to 16 more foods that we tested. He basically has no safe meat/nut/ protein source, no safe grains left, and most common fruits […]

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The Never-ending Allergy Testing

Jacob had another allergy test done today. This was the one I hoped to do after his August allergy test removed Broccoli, Coconut, Apple, Lemon, Potato, and Turkey from the rotation. After getting these results, I went home and made a list of everything left in his diet that had not been tested yet. I needed […]

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Halloween

 Halloween is supposed to be a time of spooky costumes and yummy candy treats. For children with food allergies it also can be a time when they face exclusion and a real risk of having an allergic reaction. I really struggle with trying to celebrate Halloween. It’s harder than Valentine’s Day or even Easter! Admittedly, many […]

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Change is in the Air!

I know these changes will make our schools a better and safer environment for my children, as well as ALL the other current and future students who have food allergies! THAT is the real prize! That was the hope, the dream and the goal! Our work is not finished yet, but simply by speaking out- we have been able to influence others to improve the previous policies.

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Our Allergen List

I just realized some of you may wonder what all the allergens we have to avoid are, so I thought I would give you the list. Caleb has asthma, and is allergic to: Peanuts Treenuts Dairy Cats Has tested out of:  Beef Pork Canola Yeast Eggs Jacob is allergic to: Dairy Egg Peanut Treenuts Soy […]

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EoE & New Allergens Update 8/2012

Jacob has Eosinophilic Esophagitis aka: EoE; an inflammatory disease of the esophagus. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell, that are not supposed to be found in the throat. If there are more than 15 in a biopsy sample a person is diagnosed with EoE. Jacob has had 4 such scopes done. His counts […]

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Tasterie ~ Review

I have had the pleasure of chatting with Lama Rimawi, a Pediatrician, and founder of Tasterie.  She has come up with a safe, fun and fantastic way to help us find and try new foods, and avoid the dreaded food rut so many of us end up in!~ Dealing with food allergies, we often finally find […]

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New Study Supports Hygiene Hypothesis

ANTIBACTERIALS IN PERSONAL-CARE PRODUCTS LINKED TO ALLERGY RISK IN CHILDREN I received this from a friend who checked with JHU and was told that the researchers didn’t have information on parental practices and the use of antibacterial products before/after allergy diagnosis.  So now we have seen studies that urban area kids have more allergies, and […]

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Learning to Bake Allergen-Free ~ book review

      I recently was sent a copy of “Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: a crash course for busy parents on baking without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, or nuts” from the author, Colette Martin.  I LOVE this cookbook! It really is a tutorial~ teaching you not only about the alternatives you can use in […]

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