With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

Our EoE video

I’ve been wanting to do a video for a few years now and have never found the time to do it. Even now I’m typing one handed and feeding Layton. I stayed up until 2am last night after the kids went to bed and got a video made!! Then of course I had issues converting it and uploading it.

Here it is! It shares a quick glimpse of our journey with EoE from January 2010 until today.


May 23, 2014 Posted by | LIVING | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Meals

Today, as some of my facebook friends read, I bought and made myself lemon poppy seed muffins. They were only for me. I am the only one that could eat them. When I typically go to the grocery I only buy what the kids can eat and what I’ll make Nathan for dinner. Our grocery bill is crazy. My boys aren’t even teenagers yet. There are just so many different foods we need for each person, it adds up quick. As i ate the muffins, yes I had two right away, I got to thinking about what I would make for dinner for just myself.
So I’m asking the question to all allergy parents what meals you have given up that you would love to fix for yourself!
Here are the 5 I would love to have.
1. Tuna noodle casserole. I know, sounds gross, but I’ve only had it a few times since being married. Nathan can’t have it with egg noodles so the few times I made it I used regular noodles. He probably can’t have it anymore since his allergies have gotten worse. That would definitely be number one.


2. Scrambled egg sandwich on toast. I don’t even buy eggs anymore. I maybe use 12 eggs in an entire year. Maybe.


3. Shredded chicken sandwich. It’s an Ohio thing. Think shredded chicken,cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup and saltine crackers all mashed up and cooked together. Oh I just started drooling. Here’s a link to finding one of these yummy sandwiches if you’re ever in Ohio.    Scroll down for the recipe for these yummy sandwiches.


4. Chicken and dumplings.


5. Grandpa’s grilled chicken with Hawaiian bread. Mom’s Lemon meringue pie for dessert!




Nothing too crazy. Things that I would definitely have in the rotation if I could.

That reminds me. I had to ask Gage questions for a “get to know me” sheet for school. One question was what is your favorite thing to eat. I asked him and he just stood there. I said just pretend you can eat anything you want. You should have seen him smile at that thought. He answered apples.

September 6, 2012 Posted by | LIVING, What's for dinner | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday is Fun with family and friends.

My Challenge for you is to eat like us for a day! Here’s your list of do not eat foods: wheat, soy, sesame, rice, oats, mustard, beef, all fish, chicken, celery, corn, peas, green beans, onions, garlic, eggs, potatoes, all nuts, pineapple, all melon. Make sure and read those labels!

May 19, 2010 Posted by | daily life | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No more instant potatoes!

For dinner last night we had these little BBQ beef cups, instant mashed potatoes and baked beans. I used deer instead of beef because we have a stock pile of deer. Plus, Gage can eat deer, I think. the cups were a deer, bbq sauce, red and green pepper mixture baked over little biscuits. I didn’t cook Gage’s over the biscuit since he can’t eat it. He also can’t eat the potatoes or beans so he had corn. Charlie had the potatoes, biscuit and corn. He can’t have the beans either due to the mustard in them. So everyone has their plate. My husband is strangely wondering what the heck these little things are. The boys are gobbling them down! This is a rarity in my house. So he sits down at the table, starts eating and says “No more instant potatoes”. Now, he said it in a joking manner but he was serious. I don’t respond and keep eating. Gage is chowing down on the deerf mixture then moves onto his corn. After a while he stops eating and starts chewing then spitting food out. That is usually the sign to move onto baby food. So I get out a few jars and start feeding it to him. He then starts scratching his face like a crazy man. I grab a wet wash cloth and wipe him down. Angry, that this happens, I comment what could it be? I then hear “Quit feeding him deer! It’s similar enough to beef. He’s probably allergic to it too.” Frustrated as all get out at this point. I argue the allergists said to feed it to him because it’s not the same protein as beef. He argues about chicken and turkey not being the same but how he can’ eat either one……..

After this dinner mommy needed a beer. Too bad we didn’t have any.

I’m trying really hard to make Gage’s meals similar to ours, basically making two dinners. I’m so limited on what I can make. Without chicken there just aren’t as many options. Now, I’m also cooking healthy heart type meals since we have some cholesterol issues.

See where this blog is going yet?!

April 28, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


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