It has been about two months since we found out our son did have true life threatening allergies not just the delayed intolerance we had previously known about for the last 4 years. I left the doctor’s office with a new prescription for an EpiPen and not much else. He had handed me the list of tests that were done a pediatric panel of 12 common food items. 7 of which had come back in the red, as in, don’t eat! My first response was ok no big deal he really has not eaten most of these for 4 years and we know how to do this. As I started to process, I asked the doctor what this meant for the two groups he had consumed, apples and rice. The doctor calmly responded…he can’t have them anymore. I looked at the doctor and said, “What am I suppose to feed him?” at which point he walked out of the room.
As we prepared dinner that night my husband and I just looked at each other. What do we feed our growing boy? Milk is back on the table but he had not had it in 6 years and eggs might be ok it had been 4 years. We said, “CHIPS and CHEESE” as that is all he ever wants anyway…I think that will be the title to this story!