Today was the big day. The “CHALLENGE” at the Allergist’s office.
What is a challenge, why is it done, what can we learn from it and what will it do to change our life or not?
So what did we learn? Well she is cleared of her Wheat and no longer needs to avoid it! Wow that opens up a lot more doors.
So how does all this info affect us… Well, actually it does quite a bit and none at all in the same sentence. One positive right off the bat is she can now play with Play-Doh!
We most likely will not be introducing wheat into our diets any more than we already have, we just now can have Shayla eat exactly what we eat. Like sandwiches for example. The bread that Jen makes for Shayla normally, is a little too crumbly for regular sandwiches in a backpack etc. And the bread she makes for the rest of us is dairy free, egg free and that is perfect now for her.
I know we won’t be changing our rice pasta dinners back to wheat pasta, just because I know I just can’t handle that horrible overstuffed feeling I get after eating wheat pasta. The other evening we went to a fantastic dinner and I “splurged” and got a meat sauce pasta that was amazing. I paid for it however with at least 2 1/2 hours of incredible discomfort in my stomach. I know I used to feel that way all the time anyway; but the past few years avoiding it has made me realize that it is NOT worth it.
So ultimately today was an AMAZING day of great news about Shayla’s Allergies, and although road ahead is long; we are a step closer to freeing her (and us) from the anxiety of living with allergies on a day to day basis.
Recipes for Jen’s Bread and her Allergen Free bread will be on the blog in the coming weeks.