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This is a blog for my son. He has a rare auto immune disease that causes his body to attack food like it would a virus making it impossible for him to eat most any foods with out getting very very sick. This is a record of our ups and downs, doctor visits and procedures. Our trial and error life of finding out what foods are safe for our son to eat and eliminating the ones that are not from his life.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Turkey, green beans, and plums, OH MY!!

Spring must be our time of the year for amazing things happening! 

I believe we are well on our way to having FOUR safe foods!!
It's really too early to tell but John did so well in therapy today that I cannot help but be excited.
Let me start from where I left off last time I updated.

John has been doing SO WELL with the green bean trial, eating a WHOLE JAR every day and showing no signs or symptoms of having any reactions to them. Because of this, and his scope coming up on the 8th, I decided to go ahead with another food a little early (4 days to be exact) just to make sure that it counts on this scope. I chose plums because we don't have any fruits yet, they are smooth, sweet, a different color from what he has and quite honestly because I'm worried that the turkey might be constipating John. Sorry for the TMI. I want a natural alternative to handling his irregularity. I don't care for Miralax or Lactulose.

As well as John did with green beans for the first time, John did even better with prunes!
Let me side track for a second... Yes, I just said we were going to trial plums, then I said he did well with prunes. For those of you who don't know prunes are dried plums.
I tried making some plum baby food last night, because it's practically impossible to find already made in single ingredients, but that didn't work out so well. It was very runny and could be slurped up in a straw easily. Not so good for my orally defensive child. So I bought Earth's Best prunes. 

John ate an entire 2oz jar no problem!! 
Not only that, but Ms. C actually managed to get him to eat a few bites of watered down turkey. That's turkey alone... not mixed with green beans or sweet potatoes!

In other, somewhat related news, we are moving!
We found a new rental house in South Carolina. It's less than half an hour from this house so nothing will change except our address. :) John will still see all the same doctors, Doug will still be working at the same place, our insurance and everything will stay the same. 
It's going to be hectic and crazy and I really hope it doesn't effect John's progress but we shall see and handle each thing has it comes. 
I can hardly wait for his scope in two weeks so we will be able to officially say that John has 


We are so very excited.

Thanks for reading!

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