Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am feeling rather frustrated today. Allergies are actually the bane of my existence. Last Saturday I ended up in the ER because after my weekly allergy shots because my tongue began to get itchy, then swell. Of course by then the clinic was already closed. Then I got some great lips, hives on my eye lids, & then the hives slowly crept down my body. It's rather hard to breathe after all that. Well, I had to get some shots & a breathing treatment followed by a nap. This all adds to the fact that for the past 18+ months we've been a dairy free home trying to figure out if the kids are lactose intolerant or actually allergic to milk. (You would not believe all the foods with milk in them...my favorite Lime flavored Tostitos tortilla chips...seriously) Corbin seems to react to the most things. So my frustration comes from Corbin's rash covering his entire body that began yesterday after lunch. I think that to add to his peanuts, milk, citrus, & some weird spice in beef jerky we can now add GRAPES. Raisins & now grape juice haven't been good. We're talking rash & blisters on the bum. AARGH! The good that has come out of all this is that we are the healthiest eating family with practically no processed foods to speak of. I've learned many new cooking skills & my kids are eating a much more varied diet than most kids their age. There's my vent if you've survived this long.

 So, enjoy some real ice cream, pizza, & chocolate for me!


Mari Bryant- Marks said...

How did the allergy testing go?

Katie said...

The testing will happen this weekend. Sage & Brody on Friday-Julia & Corbin on Saturday.