Allergies Part One

Today I got a call from Adrian’s Pediatrican’s office. We took him to the hospital’s lab on Saturday May 12 to do Blood Allergy testing. WalnutsThe food allergy part of his testing came in today. He is allergic to Five foods. Wheat, Corn, Soy, Peanuts, and Walnuts. The last one surprised me. I never would have suspected Walnuts because to my knowledge Adrian has never had any products with Walnuts.

This will bring this blog in a new direction as we navigate how to eat allergy free. We already eat Wheat free. Everyone in this house loves Corn though. We grow Corn in our garden and we’ve already planted twelve plants. Adrian will not be eating corn obviously. My husband was a little mad because we have planted more corn than the three of us who can eat corn will eat. We will be giving it away.

Tacos will be particularly hard to substitute. We replaced Wheat tortilla’s with Corn tortilla’s when we went GFCF. That is not an option now. I found a great alternative to Peanut butter it’s called sunbutter and it’s made of Sunflowers. Steve said we should try Apple butter.

Going to the grocery store was a pain in the rear. We did end up buying Sun Butter. I looked into Apple Butter but it is made with one of his allergens. We thought maybe Nutella but nope because it has one small Soy ingredient and when I gave him some he had a reaction. Probably his biggest loss has been popcorn. He loves it but is allergic to Corn so it went bye bye.

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About The Spectrum Mom

I am mom to two amazing children!! Jade my oldest is ten and Adrian is 7. My life happens to have one beautiful blessing in disguise the chance to be a mom to a child on the Autism Spectrum. Adrian was diagnosed with PDD-NOS on May 28, 2010 shortly after his sixth birthday. Since the start of our lives on the spectrum I have read books, watched numerous programs, found therapists, tried to navigate the public school system and special education. Looked into special diets (Adrian is currently on GFCF and we have seen tremendous improvement) and tried various medicines to help him. In addition to ASD Adrian also is diagnosed with ADHD and a seizure disorder BRE. This blog will mostly be about ASD and my life caring for Adrian.

Posted on May 26, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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