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Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Hungry

It's been 24 hours since the Dandelion was diagnosed with a peanut allergy, and we are going through a bit of withdrawal. I am still reading the labels of the things in our house and researching some of our usual foods, so the phrase of the day has been "I'm Hungry". Four days ago I didn't think twice about getting a cookie at the grocery store bakery and two days ago gave him a granola bar, yet today I am hiding foods and every time he coughs I panic.

Amazing. And exhausting.

I have spent hours at the computer searching for information. Most of the things I had been finding were "forbidden" foods and warnings about eating out, etc. So discouraging. It took a while, but I finally found something useful, both for our appetites and my sanity - a list of "okay" foods. I know, this list could be outdated and always check the labels, but it made me feel a lot better that there was such a long list of foods that were "okay" when previously everything I had been finding was so negative.

You can find the pdf list here: Peanut Free Snack List



Ali said...

That looks like the infamous "skin test" above. I know it well. Hang in there, it gets better. It's a huge adjustment.

Marty Guenther said...

Is that one big hive or his shoulder blade sticking out? It looks really swollen :(.

Kristin said...

That's his shoulder blade - the hives are pink and next to/on it.