Thursday, September 20, 2012
Revive the blog
Type 1 Hypersensitivity, His allergy wasn't to nuts, dust, or even pollen, he is severely allergic to an antibody within himself which is the one in charge of fighting off his other allergies which include milk from all living creatures and eggs from all living creatures. Which means, the entirety of his life I had been poisoning him by trying to be a good mother, eggs, cheese, milk, butter, my own breast milk, it had been making him sick, from the moment he arrived. And it gets worse, I started researching, checking labels, almost everything has either milk or egg products, whole wheat bread, his favorite snack crackers, most soup bases, even lunch meat! As soon as we found out we told my husband's grandmother, who often enjoyed feeding him, instead of complying with our wishes to not feed our child something that could harm him, it seemed like she had decided he needed a little poison in his diet! I'd catch her trying to give him full glasses of milk, spoonfuls of butter, handfuls of cheese.....needless to say, we got out of that situation rather fast! We now reside on the coast, (we did move back home but the threat of being consumed by fire is not a very comforting thought.) feeding only vegan labeled foods to our son and making a lot more home made things, we do still eat meat (really only beef, turkey and chicken) occasionally but a lot of our day to day life is based on vegan snacks. Keeley is now two and a half and weighs a whopping 29lbs! His favorite food is tofu, and his favorite snacks are kale chips and nutritional yeast smothered popcorn, we only buy him hemp milk or soy (but we really try not to overload on soy so unless the store is out of hemp milk we stick with that) anyways, so now that you know a bit of what happened, Since we had to move so much, I can not afford to instagram my pictures anymore, right now my husband (who btw had to have emergency surgery immediately after we we kicked out of our house due to his appendix exploding) and I are sharing one single, very dumb phone which has an internet browser from the 90s I swear. So here I sit, reviving my blog in hopes that at least someone will find it even remotely intriguing. More posts to come!