Friday, December 7, 2007

All he needs is a pocket protector!

So, we went and got Ezra's allergy tests done last week. As many of you know, Ezra has a dairy allergy and we've suspected other allergies, so we figured the time had come to get him "officially" tested. He tested (predicatably) postitive for dairy, but also for peanuts (eek!) and eggs. The doctor suspected the egg allergy was a false postive, so we'll continue to feed him eggs as normal (not that Ezra eats much egg...or any other food for that matter:P). I'm kind of freaking out about the peanut one. That means not only do we have to prohibit any kind of peanut product, but also any kind of treenut (since they often cross-react). We also got a prescription for an epi-pen, in case of anaphylactic shock. I know it sounds petty, but I guess I'm a little worried about Ezra being the weird kid in class. You know, the kid who brings all of his own snacks to school and has to sit at the "peanut-free" table. His pants are already creepin' up into high-water territory and his left arm pops out of joint all the time, so all he needs now is the pocket protector and taped-together glasses (maybe he can just borrow Lib's:P)! We're going to a dietician on the 18th, so we'll learn more about feeding Ezra in the real world.

As for Georiga's allergies, I'm still off dairy as long as I'm nursing. We suspect that she might have a soy allergy (since she violently throws up the whenever she has soy formula-hence we no longer use it), so I'm trying to lay off soy-heavy foods too. Those two allergies combined allow me to eat a grand total of beans and rice. Ok, it's not really that bad, but almost. Oi-It's 11:39 and I still haven't done my hair and makeup or fed Georgia her cereal...have a fabulous day!

7 comments:

Steph said...

If there is one good things about the allergies...it leaves you one skinny, hip, young mom!! :)

Lib said...

Yeah! I'm so excited that you have a blog. Steph's going to help me get one too. I love you! You're so fun to read...I'm definitely going to enjoy this

David and Kristin said...

Well, just be glad you can still eat wheat! Just wait until my baby comes, then our kids can be nerds together because you know she's not escaping allergies! And I'm so happy that you have a blog! The message board thing was wearing me out - so much to read and keep up with!

granddad said...

I don't know Whit, what subliminal message are you sending my grandson by making him a devil!! He seems to always smile when he's with me, well often if not always... ;)

Crapos said...

Hey! So it's 7:20 in the morning, and I just "officially" got up 20 minutes ago. (I've been awake since 5ish, trying to get all kids to go back to sleep so I can too! I hopped on the computer to get a vegan pancake recipe and decided to read the rest of your blog since it's still pretty short. And then I find that you can't eat anything either! Madoc has serious eating issues. We thought it was a dairy allergy, but then he was still throwing up so I went off of soy, pb, chocolate, garlic, onion, etc, etc. So now I eat salad with olive oil dressing and chicken on top. Very boring. Anyways, I feel your pain in the "serious lack of food" department. Good luck!!!

Zachary said...

Seriously...how does Spencer survive? There is nothing wrong with being the weird kid. Most of the Lifferth boys turned out ok.

Zachary said...

Seriously...how does Spencer survive? There is nothing wrong with being the weird kid. Most of the Lifferth boys turned out ok.