major food flop

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major food flop
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Sat, 01-28-2012 - 7:07pm
after this past week of food changes thanks to food allergies and unknown reactions I must reinvent the whole meal planning which has become hard enough and the changes will become more expensive foods needed and must have leftovers for the oldest dd at school

Becky
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 10:37am
I'm sorry that your daughter has a new food allergy.
I don't understand how providing her with healthy food to nourish her body is a flop though.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 2:25pm
the food is expensive like one box of safe cookies is $11 and you get only 3 ounces plus many other safe food nearly doubled in price so the food budget has increased but the amount of income has not so we must do without paying a bill on time to feed her instead so I see it as a food flop
also there is nothing close enough that carries her safe foods so that means more gas money to travel to buy the food the closest place is over an hour away one direction
Becky
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:10pm
What is she allergic to? I have always assumed it was gluten (you mentioned autism specturm).
Why are you buying cookies? Why doesn't she snack on fresh fruits and veggies- much less than $11 cookies.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:47pm
my oldest is top 8 allergens plus fruits and veggies
and a huge list of many foods we had to pull due to a huge amount of food reactions so we had to pull foods and go back to the basics her other medical issues are high chemical imbalance and yes she has autism as well
basically right now we only have 35 safe foods and most are free of the top 8 plus we watch cross contamation and may contain warnings
Becky
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 7:08pm
Wow I've never heard of someone being allergic to all fruits or vegetables. It sounds awful! I just did a search and read about oral allergy syndrome. She can't eat the fruits processed or cooked? The shots didn't help at all? Didn't the nutritionist (I'm assuming you saw one) help plan menus and give you recipes to ensure she is getting a balanced diet? Doesn't your support group (either IRL or online) share cost saving ideas and recipes?

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 7:10pm
I guess we look at the term flop differntly. To me a flop is a failure. Ensuring a child has proper medical care isn't a flop. It's a parents' responsibility.

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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 8:14pm
nope we have not done shots because she has been stable enough for the allergist to even begin the process the allergist wants her stable for 9 months and no reactions so we have managed only 7 months before she had an reaction so the allergist has been trying to figure out what to do since she even reacted at the office during the skin prick test and ended up at the hospital
I see this as a flop because I have finally got the food budget where I feel I can feed the family decent meals so now I got to figure out with the other two girls and their food allergies where to cut back to provide the oldest with her needed food

Becky
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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 8:16pm
should be not been stable
I was typing too fast again
Becky