Friday, April 18, 2008

The Chicken or the Egg?



So we got the results from GJ's blood work for the allergist and he is officially allergic to eggs just like his brother. This will make my life easier in some ways as they can't eat the same foods. Probably better they can't eat cake or cookies, as that is what I want to make all the time. I am mostly just glad he is not allergic to milk, wheat, or peanuts which all had effect on his skin test. It does appear that his skin is highly sensitive to lots of foods, and he will probably continue to have outbreaks of hives, but that will all be external reactions and won't stop his breathing (just eggs will). Fun times. So after the allergist, we went to his pediatrician and he has a double ear infection and pink eye. More fun times for all. But the week can't be dampened by the wonderful news that SM (according to my definition) is officially potty trained. Plus it's a beautful day : high 70's and no humidity, so I am really looking forward to getting off early, and a nice run tomorrow and a Sat full of crazy.

6 comments:

jenny said...

dang. that is some crazy news about the allergies and then the pink eye and ear infections on top of that! i will not complain today i swear! that is happy news though about the potty training, congrats!

Jan said...

Poor GJ. Hooray for SM.

Jacki said...

Man! Food allergies are the worst! You can always make cookies and cake with more oil and no eggs right? Good luck on your run tomorrow you crazy marathoner!

Heather said...

Have you ever tried baking with egg replacer? I haven't branched out too much, but I make cookies with it and they turn out fine. You can get Ener-G brand egg replacer in a yellow box at Whole Foods...just in case you don't want to give up baking;-)

charmort said...

Hey Wendy!
Wow, that is crazy about your kids and all the allergies! Not fun. My aunt just told me about using gelatin as an egg replacement! If you want more info let me know and I'll talk to her about it.
Anyway, I'm bloggin' now too... I know, unbelievable!
russandcharmort.blog.spot.com
I enjoy reading yours, ofcourse, not to be replaced by personal emails, right?! :)

The Tartaglia Family said...

Man! Bummer about the allergies! It's good to know what the actual problem is. Emily's allergies have been bothering her somethin' fierce this year and I'm tempted to have her tested, too. Was the test painful?