Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Allergy Girls

I have HIGHLY  allergic daughters.  Amanda and Emily. They are BOTH allergic to every kind of grass, tree and shrub ever created (almost).  They are allergic to dog and cat dander. Sorry, but I'm NOT getting rid of my dog.  I'll give him a bath more often, but he stays.   Emily is asthmatic every time she gets a cold. Doctors, prescriptions, emergency rooms, inhalers, breathing treatments.  We've been there.

And now the most recent allergic discovery:
Amanda is allergic to egg whites, strawberries, wheat and cows milk.  She also has a resistance to insulin.  That means pretty much no more carbs for her.  She gets 20 grams per meal.  She will have to take a prescription nasal spray and probably recieve injections.  Fruits, vegetable and meats from now on.  She's like one of those girls at girls camp that has to have special food made for her.  I don't completely understand how the insulin and allergies are related, but they are.  She's nineteen and buys and cooks her own food.  She joined the gym and works out 6 days a week.  I believe the pounds will literally be melting away.
  I feel for her, but in the long run she'll be way healthier than me!


grandma said...

WOW! When did you find out all this stuff? Amanda will be very thin and very healthy, I'm sure. Can she eat corn tortillas. If not, that will pretty much cut out Mexican food. And pizzas, I guess they are out too. Does Isabelle show any signs of allergies yet?

Joey said...

How sad, I feel for her, not a fun way to live.

Bev said...

Just shoot me now. No milk is bad enough, but no wheat? And no strawberries to top it off? I feel bad for her, but at the same time, if I had to stop eating certain foods I'd lose weight, which would sorta make up for it.

Nellie said...

That is such a bummer! I know you all will be creative
"cooks" and find new ways to make her diet interesting. A gal in my ward is so good at this and has some incredible recipe's let me know if you need some ideas.

Bethany said...

Wow, that is hard. We should probably all be a little more like that.