1 year ago
Mom: "Sorry, honey....the test said no to chicken."I'll admit....this news is a little overwhelming. I teared up a few times during dinner tonight, thinking of how our sweetie will miss eating some of his favorite foods. I am also a little concerned about making sure he has a balanced diet! But it was a sweet time, eating out together to celebrate Keandre's bravery. I only slipped out once, taking Brooklyn in the Ergo to walk around and get some fresh air and think and pray. Then I was back, ready to jump in again.
Destany: "Oh, no!"
Mom: "But....YES to ground beef and turkey!"
Keandre, glowing: "Yeah!"
Mom: "No to pears and watermelon."
siblings: "Oh...." (frowning)
Mom: "But....YES to grapes and apples!"
Keandre, smiling: "Hooray!"
"Mom! Keandre is throwing up in the backyard!"
"Keandre, stop running around or you'll throw up."
"Daddy, my tummy is hurting. And my throat."
"Mom, is it okay for me to try eating again?"
"I'm sick today. I have a tummy bug." (Said almost daily, first thing in the morning.)It is heart-wrenching to watch our little guy suffer this way. And it is exhausting to wrap our minds around the reality of this condition in combination with his food allergies.