Today we got a call from Greyson's pediatrician. Greyson has had a CHRONIC runny nose and cough, that continues and then he gets an ear infection. After a month of this, my pediatrician had enough and he ordered some testing. If you have seen my pumpkin pie, I am sure you noticed the redness (eczema) around his little mouth. It is quite noticeable, and if I am honest, it breaks my heart. Not only does it itch my little man, but it attracts some looks, and often comments. It doesn't matter now, because he doesn't know. But one day he will.
Anyway - the pediatrician diagnosed Greyson with food allergies.....yes...that was plural. The list? Eggs, Wheat, Oats, Corn and Soy....go to your pantry and try to find one item that doesn't have ONE of those ingredients. Anyway - to answer the first question on your mind...He does not have Celiac disease. This is a disease...he has an allergy. They have the same treatment, but are not the same in diagnosis. So that is good.
Please pray for me in how we deal with this as a family. I know it might not sound like a big deal to you, after all, he is healthy, we know what is wrong with him, and it is only an allergy. But with this big of a shift in the way he eats, David and I have agreed that our entire family will change the way we eat. When my younger sister Molly was diagnosed with Diabetes, our entire family changed the way we ate. So while at home, we will continue to eat dinner as a family and eat the same meal. I do not want to single him out. (NO advice on this one peeps, we have made a decision. And for the super nosey, yes we will check with Ragon's pediatrician on whether or not this is ok for her).
So please pray for me. I LOVE to cook, especially pasta....if you have any good recipes, let me know. Or just a few words of encouragement wouldn't hurt! And in case you are wondering....I kind of figured about the wheat after we did the initial test...so I witheld wheat....you should see Bubba's face.....eczema is almost gone!
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