Archives for: August 2006, 10
mood: enlightened and discouraged.
I finally got around to taking my son to the allergist, after a reaction to some ice cream that they said didn't have milk in it. I just wanted to see how severe his milk allergy actually is, if we need an epi-pen or anything like that. He ran some tests for other allergies, and I was a bit concerned when I saw that 4 of the scratches were swelling up. One was the histamine, it's supposed to react, and I assumed one was milk, but what were the other two?
It was egg yolks and egg whites. Wow. Not what I expected. The only clue was that he has never liked eggs. I haven't the slightest clue how to cook many foods without eggs...they are a mainstay in my kitchen. Sigh. The good news was that neither allergy is life-threatening and he doesn't need an epi-pen, but serious enough to warrant a dramatic change in diet.
PS, heard the news today about no liquids or gels being allowed onto airplanes. Time for the travellers to find solid versions of things from toothpaste to shaving cream to lotion...whatnot. You can still check things on, but I know a lot of people who prefer to travel with just a carry on and skip the luggage claim line. I know there is a baking soda toothpaste that is powder, and I've seen a nice lotion that is a bar, I think I've seen shaving soap in a bar. I may do some research for the traveller in my family.