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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Milk and Corn

I am mostly writing today to vent. Last week we found out that Claire is allergic to milk, and Luke is allergic to corn. Milk I can deal with... it's the corn that is getting to me. Corn is in EVERYTHING. If you ate something today, it most likely had some derivative of corn in it. I am trying to keep Luke from eating anything with corn in it. For example: no corn starch, no corn syrup, etc. It is actually really helping all of his horrible symptoms, so that makes it a little better. Snack time is the hardest. He can't have goldfish or animal crackers, so I have to be prepared with cut up fruit and veggies. He can't even have regular bread. So, I am having to make my own. So far the bread making business is not going to well. The two loaves that I have made were like whole wheat bricks! We haven't eaten much of those. If you have a good bread recipe let me know. I have even learned how to tweak recipes to make them corn-free!
Anyway... I guess it could be worse. I am thankful that we know what was making him so miserable.
I promise not to vent on my next post. :)

6 comments:

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the allergy issues. I will keep my eyes posted for "corn free" foods!

Christy Z said...

Sorry Em. My neighbors kids are allergic to wheat, eggs and milk. Meal time is not that fun at her house! But she has found a lot of stuff on the internet and at whole foods that the kids can eat. Maybe they have things for Luke too!

Ryan said...

I had a similar thing when I ws a kid. Corn is everywherr, like even used to stick tamps and seal frozen vegetabe packets

I grew out of it prety quickly (or just foudnout I wasn't wuite so allergic as we thoguth) so it may just be a phase

Jennie said...

I like the new look of the blog. I will keep a look out for bread recipes, I have a few at home that I will copy and send to you later.

Uncle John said...

Emily, get a bread machine. They're not expensive and are absolutely foolproof. You can even put in the ingredients the night before and have it ready the next morning. I used to use mine all the time. I only gave it up because we're trying not to eat any more than necessary!

Vanessa said...

So glad you found that out and that Luke is doing better! But I have a hard time believing there is ANYTHING Emily Turner can't make. Does spelt bread have corn in it?


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