I took my daughter to the allergist last week and as I hoped, the allergist agreed with me that yes, there seems to be some food intolerance going on with her. She has really bad excema, to the point where moisturizing her three times a day does not seem to help. She also complains of stomach pains after dinner most nights or has to go to the bathroom shortly thereafter. I feel horrible that it’s taken me so long to realize, “Oh, maybe she’s allergic to something she’s eating.” But I guess the important thing is to not dwell on mistakes but to be thankful that we are closer to answers. Her tests should be back in about a week, so until we know for sure what she’s allergic to, I’m going to try to cook more foods that the allergist said usually aren’t a problem.
I have a feeling that after this week, our meal plans will look a little different as I try to avoid the foods she can’t eat. Pray for us!
Orange chicken and broccoli with quinoa
Baked spaghetti (gluten-free noodles for The Girl)
Pesto chicken with green beans
Stuffed shells with salad
Beef stew with dumplings (no dumplings for The Girl)