Friday, April 15, 2011

diving in



We dove in today, cutting out all fifteen of the foods we just found out Keandre is allergic to, as well as the four foods we already knew about.  It's too early to know for sure if this is the difference, but Keandre had a really good day!  He was more relaxed and happy than usual, he listened and obeyed with far fewer tantrums, and he didn't throw up at all.

He's a little surprised by the fact that he can't eat a lot of his favorite foods anymore, like pears and oatmeal, but so far he is taking it in stride.  We were too wiped out last night to go shopping, so when breakfast rolled around, my question was, "Keandre, would you like turkey, avocado, and corn chips for breakfast?"  Oh, my.  You would think I asked him if he wanted ice cream!  He was ecstatic. LOL

This evening we went to Trader Joe's for a 'safe foods' shopping spree.  Keandre hugged his bag of chips tight and shouted at the top of his lungs, "I LOVE you, veggie chips!"  Shoppers 20 feet away turned and laughed. 

7 comments:

Elise said...

Sounds like Keandre is loving his new food regimen already. I'm glad he had such a good day!

Janel said...

I found your blog through the eosinophilgastro group. Sounds like we have a lot in common. We have adopted a little girl through the foster care system and also have a son. Our son is the one with all of the food problems - though our daughter has a lot of health issues as well.

I laughed out loud when I read what you offered him for breakfast. I can SO relate. Silas has one brand of chicken nuggets he can eat. They were on sale this week, and I bought 22 bags. All he can eat right now is chicken (and sometimes a few other meats), millet, rice, and white potatoes. He is yet to be diagnosed, but they are going back to look for eosinophils his previous biopsies.

I am hoping for great results for you. Silas is such a different child when he's feeling well. I try to savor the good days.

Hope you will visit us at www.scorchedplaces.blogspot.com.

Jamie said...

Yeah for a productive shopping trip!!

Denise said...

That's so cute about Keandre and his veggie chips! I'm happy that you're able to find positives in such a difficult situation.

Alice said...

We LOVE Trader Joes! And you kid is just adorable!

Jenny said...

so I finally got caught up on all your postings...I love your hope-filled perspective. You are preaching the truth to yourself and saturating yourself with it. Good job!

I also can completely related to the amount of energy it takes at the beginning. I remember when it seemed like the amount of research and things to do to every ounce of brain power I had. But it WILL get easier. You will adapt and it will always be a lot of work, but it will become a new normal eventually. Praying for all of your spirits tonight.

Sarah 'Bekah said...

Hurray for creative breakfasts, positive attitudes & veggie chips!!! I know the Lord will bless your endeavors as you keep doing "the one next thing".

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