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Pookah vs the allergies part II.


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.

*Overacheiver already.*

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??????

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Wednesday 26th of January 2011

Most child care centers have a rotating list of foods they order and serve, with very little changing, and they use this to plan out their menus. Try to find time to sit down with the director and/or cook and talk about Pookah's allergy with them. It may turn out that they already have (or have had) a child with wheat allergies and know what's off limits, but if they don't they'll be happy to figure out.

If you can't find time for this, just go with the general rule of anything from the bread and pasta group (don't forget breaded chicken nuggets, fish sticks, etc) with the exception of rice is out. They should also be happy to help you make substitutions, like sending in gluten free versions of prepared foods like chicken nuggets.

Good luck, I really enjoy reading your blog and I hope this comment will help.


Thursday 27th of January 2011

thanks so much for the advice!

Quiet Dreams

Tuesday 25th of January 2011

So glad it's not wheat PLUS all those other things, but, yeah, that sounds really hard.


Tuesday 25th of January 2011

Well at least its 1 thing and not everything. That's a positive sugar.

Preshus Me

Tuesday 25th of January 2011

We're never given anything we can't handle. You'll get through this!