According the the allergy dr, Dr K, Pookah is definitelyallergic to wheat. He stated that Pookah's blood tests show the highest reaction he's ever seen in someone his age.
Excuse me while I throw myself to the floor and cry and shake my fists at the sky screaming why????
Ok, I'm back.
The soy, peanuts, and egg were all false positives.
But he does want us to stay away from peanuts and shellfish for a year.
No almond milk either.
But back to the main point, my boy is allergic to wheat.
Wheat people. Wheat.
Wheat is in everything. In some shape or form.
He wants me to eliminate it completely from his diet.
I'm trying to figure out how to do that. I know I can just go gluten free as if he had celiac disease, but damn. What do I do about daycare?
They provide the food there. I do get a copy of the menu for the week every Monday and I have been going over it. But now I will have to go through and think: what has wheat? And the weird thing is that for the most part, he can eat anything that says it has “wheat flour”. But not things that specifically say “wheat”. But the dr wants me to eliminate it all for a year, and then come back and be retested.
The only good thing about a wheat allergy, is that most kids ourgrow it by the time they are two or three.
But in the meantime, I'm going to be doing a lot of research and spending a lot of money on gluten free/wheat free products.
Why is nothing ever easy around here??????