Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I have been in school all summer. I am studying to be a Montessori teacher (ages 3-6). Therefore my blog has really suffered. So here are some quick updates to issues I left hanging.

Tortilla Factory - Went great. Everyone there seemed to be in the know. Max had a black bean taco. No reaction! Yea!

Owen and Sesame - All tests negative. Dr. and I decided his reaction very well could have been cross-contam. Once we are back from vacation we will try an at home challenge.

Owen and Mustard - Positive test result. Grrrr! Dr. wants us to try an at home challenge. Like Owen is going to willing eat mustard directly.

Owen and his other allergies - Numerous environmentals. Eggs and milk - down. Sunflower seed -up.

Max and Weight - Max gained an entire POUND this past year. He's got to be the skinniest 7 year old on the block. Ped. is worried. Looks like we'll be seeing a GI specialist and a nutritionist sometime soon.


Renae said...

Once again, can I just say I enjoy your blog. I feel so at home reading about your boys. It all sounds SO familiar. Except food allergy testing doesn't work on an 11 month old. Owen, my oldest is as skinny as a rail too. He is the pickiest eater alive! Hang in there with all the GI stuff. It's quite difficult at times, but worth the results and piece of mind. Adam, my 11 month old just had a colonoscopy and endoscopy this week. NOT FUN!

Laura said...

Great blog...I can relate because my son is 6 and allergic to milk, soy, peanuts, and egg. He hasn't been tested for 3 years, and I really would like to have him tested again. The problem is that he remembers what the testing entails and he's refusing at this point. How did you get your guys to agree to the testing? Any tips?? I write a blog about dealing with food allergies myself...check it out at blog is called Ryan. With Allergies.

Brittany said...

I have to admit, I have just stumbled upon your blog. Reading your posts sounds so much like what my family went through several years ago when my youngest cousins were diagnosed with severe food allergies to almost everything in existence. I didn't have this resource to give them then, but I do have it now to share with you. Lisa Lundy is a woman with three children with food allergies. She created a cook book because she found that it was less expensive and better-tasting to create meals from scratch rather than to constantly buy food. Her website is She has all kinds of free information and you can purchase her cookbook there if you are interested. I am a Penn State student and recently had the pleasure of meeting her and I can tell you that she is all about helping others. Please feel free to contact her with any questions, I'm sure she would be glad to help.