Yeah. The title *still* pretty much sums it up. (To read from the beginning, see here.)
We are a little over two weeks into eating properly for our allergies. This means eliminating soy(me only), brewer's yeast, baker's yeast (Ethan only), tomato (Aaron only), corn, and peanuts (Ethan only). We have to rotate (meaning eat only once or twice a week) chicken, egg, milk, oats, potatoes, rice, wheat, soy (Aaron and Ethan), tomato (Ethan only), banana, baker's yeast (me and Aaron), orange (Aaron only), peanuts (me only), and pork.
Needless to say, I am learning a whole new way to cook. I have made pancakes with many different kinds of flour: rice, Kamut, spelt, sorghum, barley, and buckwheat. (I'm getting tired of pancakes, which is something I never thought I'd say.)
When I was last at the allergist's office, I asked him about the possibility of Jerry having allergies since a) the boys have much worse allergies than me and b) he has daily headaches, drainage, and fatigue. The doctor indicated that those are indeed classic symptoms so we scheduled Jerry to be tested. The results are rocking my world. He reacted to almost everything they tested him on! He has to eliminate baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, orange, peanut, soy, tomato, and wheat. He has to rotate, beef, corn, gluten, oats, pork, and strawberry. Needless to say, he will be joining the boys in their LDA treatments starting with their next treatment. I didn't have to worry about beef or gluten before, so that is a bit more work. Especially the gluten. Spelt and Kamut act the most like wheat of any of the grains I've tried so far, and he cannot really eat them. But I will figure it out!
Thursday is the boy's first treatment. That means Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are very strict food days for us. The ONLY things we can eat those days are: lamb, rabbit, venison, fish, sweet potatoes, parsnips, rutabagas, tapioca or cassava root, turnips, cooked carrots, celery and cabbage, rhubarb, pure baking soda, plain sea salt, and filtered water. No oils or normal breakfast foods or bread type foods. In addition, for those days we have to use special soap and shampoo, no toothpaste (baking soda only), and no other thing can pass between the lips (other drinks, vitamins, medicines...) It is going to be a bit hard. I am doing the diet with the rest of my family to show my support, even though I don't need any treatment. On the positive side, I should lose some weight! :)