Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our first food trial.


I'm so excited! It's been two months since Sam's last scope, so it was time to either scope again or just start adding a new food. I called Dr. Harnesberger, and based on Sam's 1 and 1/2 pound weight gain and seemingly good health, we decided to go ahead and start wheat, see how he does for the next couple weeks.

I have so many things I can't wait to give him....noodles, my homemade wheat bread (without feeling guilty), grilled cheese and quesedillas with his special rice vegan cheese, chicken nuggets, graham crackers, cookies, pancakes, many things I can make dairy and egg free and still taste normal because I can use wheat. And I don't have to worry about weird hidden gluten-clad ingredients like caramel color or modified food starch.

Here's to hoping Sam does well the next couple weeks, and to a happy kid because Sam is going to be in heaven!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I Gave In

Before Sam was diagnosed, one of his favorite things to eat was my homemade wheat bread. He has not had it for 7 months now, and honestly he has never begged for it, kind of like he knew he couldn't have it. Well, this morning Patrick made French toast, and Sam saw that loaf of bread and started throwing a fit because he wanted some. He wanted nothing to do with his gluten-free muffin with maple syrup, or grapes, or juice, or anything else.
So I let him. I figured he's been so healthy lately, gaining weight, growing out of some clothes, and we're going to trial wheat first anyways, why not? Actually, I know why not, but still, he was so so happy to have that little piece of bread, and he's not sick afterwards. I had to give in. What can I say, he's spoiled.The problem is, he wanted more than one slice. So we put powdered sugar on his muffin; that inspired about two bites after he licked all the powder off. So we resorted to the dum dum and that completed his breakfast.