Thursday, February 10, 2011

Yep - Here We Go Again

You will not believe this but..........

Andrew has more food allergies on top of wheat/gluten!

Let me explain:

I am a firm believer in "mother's intuition."  I like to refer to it as "God's prompting".  I am an obsessive researcher and came across an article that spoke about food allergies raising blood sugar levels.  I wondered that since he already had the wheat allergy, maybe it was possible that he would have other food allergies on top of that.  When I explained to his pediatrician the evidence that I found, she was very helpful and wrote a blood script for him.

Well, the results came back today....... 

Andrew is allergic to wheat, shrimp, milk AND egg whites!  

It's like his body is at war with itself!  I think I'm still in shock.  Seriously, how much more can this little guy take??? I just had to sit and cry because my heart just breaks for him.  After MY pity party, not his, I sprang into action.

Of course...I made a mad dash to the freezer to check the Udi's bread.  Isn't that the first place a celiac person would run?  Heck yah!!  There it a gem sitting in my freezer.....the dairy free label!  Boy was that a beautiful moment!  Unfortunately though, that's as far as I've gotten.  I'll have to start from scratch yet AGAIN through the cupboards, fridge and freezer. 

I am a firm believer that God never gives us more than we can handle.  Even though, at times, I feel like I'm hanging on by my fingernails! 


  1. ACK!

    I can't bring myself to have Sugar tested for allergies. I'm not that brave!!!

  2. That is a heck-a-lot of allergies. You are such a great caretaker of him. All the reading and article searching shows how dedicated you are. Keep up the great work...

  3. Hi Wendy,
    I would have never thought to test him without God prompting me. I just LOVE that about Him!

    Hi Reyna,
    Thank you for the compliment. I'm definitely a digger for info. The problem with that though is sometimes you find things that scare the bejeebers out of you.

  4. Finding the allergies will help with b/g numbers and overall health. allergens in our body cause inflammation, just what we don't want!
    tyler has certain food sensitivities and his brother other sensitivities, can they just have the same to make my life easier?:)
    one day i will write an ode to udi's :)
    you are doing a super fabulous job nikki, andrew is so blessed to have you as his mama.