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Sorting Out New Allergy Test Results

Both Caleb and Jacob had food allergy testing done this week. I am ‘processing’ the results, some good news, some bad. Caleb tested  highest to peanut and then to cat. His results were low to egg, beef, pork, and dairy~ and amazingly, he showed no reactions to tree nuts!~ He is also allergic to dogs […]

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GI Scope Results

Both my boys went in last Tuesday for GI scopes. We wanted to test and make sure Caleb did not have Eosinophilic Esophagitis [EoE]; and to gauge where Jacob’s EoE was in terms of flaring up. The boys did great on scope day,  both getting  anesthesia.   Biopsy samples were taken as well and the […]

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I am NOT Strong!

My youngest son just turned 2 on September 3rd. On September 7th we got the phone call that confirmed he has cancer, a tumor on each kidney. Prior to him starting chemotherapy I wanted us to try to get a better handle on his food allergies and try to figure out what was going on. […]

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Seeing a New Allergist

Today I took Jacob into see a new allergist.  Mainly to try to find someone who could better explain his test results to me, as his extensive list of foods was becoming impossible to work around, and I needed to know what I should be paying attention to and what could be dismissed. As some […]

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Our “New” Allergy Test Results

So, both my boys have had new allergy tests done over the past month, scratch tests and RAST tests. The results were surprising, overwhelming, and depressing.  I am trying to research the new allergens, and rethink all of the meals the boys currently eat. Learning to eat without Corn [and its numerous derivatives],  is proving to […]

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Open letter about our school going peanut free

I am posting this letter written, by a friend- and I think it deserves to be shared!~ open letter about our school going peanut free by Food Allergies – Skinny Lou Allergy Cookies on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 I know what you’re thinking:  I’m a hypochondriac mom. Or I’m a helicopter mom. Or I’m a stay at home mom […]

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Getting Allergy Tested

If you suspect a food allergy, then you are probably wondering about getting an allergy test done.  Hopefully your experience will be better than mine was!  When I suspected Caleb had food allergies, I tried to speak to my regular family physician, and got absolutely NO help from him! He actually went on a tangent about […]

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Canola Allergy

Jacob was just diagnosed as having in addition to others, an allergy to Canola and Rapeseed.  I almost think this is as,  if not more, frustrating than the allergies to soy and wheat! Canola is used in just about EVERYTHING!!~ Canola is in almost all potato products, cooking sprays, margarines, baked goods, and a lot of things we have […]

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Strawberry Allergy

Spring is coming and with it, one of my favorite foods-Strawberries! I was rather disappointed to learn that Jacob is also allergic to these! Strawberries are used as a flavoring for many products children tend to enjoy  such as:  fruit juices, gummies, candy, gum, lollipops, fruit roll-ups,  popsicles, and in bubble baths. Some other products include: […]

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Mustard Allergy

A mustard allergy is less common in the United States, than in Europe, but not unheard of here. There have been cases recorded of severe anaphylactic reactions to mustard. There are many recorded cases of mustard allergies seen in France, Spain, and Sweden.   There is a strong association between a mustard allergy and a mugwort pollen sensitivity. […]

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