*sigh* I've been off the board for 2 weeks and I don't know if I can ever read the several hundred posts I've missed!!! Sorry. I'm trying to read through, but thought I'd say "hi" in the process!!! I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice Thanksgiving. It went well for us, it was just us and my sister, so it was easy and fun, and no food drama. I missed sweet potatoes and cranberries, but everything was yummy. Made a fabulous pecan pie, which I've never had before, and OMG it was divine. We have a new favorite in our house!
DS's eczema has been doing so well! We've added back in golden delicious apples, and now grapefruit. I have a watermelon to try next. He will be psyched if that clears. Variety will be so nice!!! I'm thinking next for him to test will be cinnamon, then soy, and more fruits and veggies.
DD2 is still doing well. She tolerates golden delicious apples just fine too. I thought she was ok with grapefruit, but had a few salicylate-esque tantrums later in the day that made me think otherwise. I'll still try them again to make sure it wasn't coincidence, but I have a feeling she is just going to be more sensitive to them than DS, at least for now. I mean, at 26lbs how much can her little body really handle anyway? LOL. As for gluten, I've been letting her have some and not noticing any real difference for her. Her reaction level to wheat and its components was really low anyway, as were all her reactions, so I'm wondering if her body just reads a little higher than others. The IgG test just compares her to other people, so, in reality, that means there could be different levels of "normal." I'm not going straight back to non-gluten-free, but I'm going to start adding it back in and monitoring her. Life would be a lot easier and cheaper with wheat back, as I know many of you know. I'd like to see if she can tolerate soy lecithin so I can buy more chocolates. That's partly selfish and partly monetary...I used to think my Ghiradelli chocolate chips were pricey until I had to buy Enjoy Life at almost $4 a bag!
So that's where we stand for now. My biggest focus for adding foods is DS, because he knows what he is missing. DD2 is pretty content to eat what she can, as long as she doesn't see what she can't have. I do want some candy canes though. Need to try some soon. I wanted to get Pure Fun natural ones, but they have fruit juice in them...so ironically it seems ones with corn syrup and dyes might be safer for us. Go figure.