Saturday, February 07, 2009


Before I explain my bold blog title I just wanted to say thanks to all of you offering suggestions on our new "possible" food allergy journey. I realize I'm not the first person who's had to endure this and things could certainly be a whole lot worse. I am so thankful that my sweet Charlotte is such a good baby and bless her heart, we will find a way for her not to be congested!

That being said, I nearly cried the other night when I realized I couldn't eat homemade nachos because of the CORN chips and the CHEESE. I am realizing that I can't half heartedly commit to this and it's going to be a WHOLE lot harder than I thought. Normally, I would comfort myself with CHOCOLATE, but wait....I can't HAVE CHOCOLATE!

Which is really ironic considering what I'm about to write.

My stress level just catapulted to an all new high yesterday upon learning that my Madgirl has Type A Influenza.

The Flu. It's a bad one.

So bad in fact that not one, not two, but THREE members of the medical staff warned me to keep her away from Hope and Charlotte. For while there is little that can be done for teens and adults with the flu, NOTHING can be done for toddlers and infants! To say that I *freaked* out a little would be an understatement.

After getting Madgirl her meds I went to Wal-Mart and bought some Oscillococcinum for me and Monk. We figure between the Oscillo, Echinecea and massive amounts of vitamin C we are consuming (Emergen-C is really good stuff, by the way!), we are doing everything we can to either prevent the flu or at the very least, weaken it.

Considering neither Monk nor myself are feeling very well today, I'm not sure where things are going to end up. However, the kiddos are still all well! Thank you, Lord! Of course, they are being force fed given large quantities of Vitamin C and Echinecea as well.

I've blabbered all of that out to tell you that I may be on Bloggy Hiatus for a while next week, depending on the severity of things around here.

I just need to be Momma for a while.

Momma with no CHOCOLATE, NACHOS or COKE, but still Momma. Cranky Momma, but still Momma.

And now, Momma is off to make a big pot of Chicken Soup. Because I can eat chicken. Just not CHOCOLATE. But I'm not bitter.



Gabrielle (Peanut Free Mama) said...

But you CAN have your chocolate fix! Do you have a Whole Foods near you? If so, go there immediately and buy a Chocoboom bar from Enjoy Life. I'm not affiliated with them in any way, but these bars are pretty great for allergic kids (um, and their moms :->)

Katie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Madgirl has the flu! I am just getting over Strain B and it was absolutely awful for me! I'm not usually a whiner about being sick, but it sucked. I have a whole new respect for the flu.

Take care of your babies.


julie said...

Beware the noodles...they usually have egg (not sure if you are avoiding that, its one of the top 8).

My boys are allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, and soy. I've sorta been there, done that allergy thing (still doing, really). I did it 'literally' with them, while nursing. It helped me keep my weight down!

We buy chocolate bars, too. We order online from Divvies and they are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. Hope that helps!

Latte said...

Hey I found your blog via Jenig. I just love your writing style! I want you to know that I feel ya. I am suffering from severe candida issues brought on by my pregnancy 4 years ago. I can not have anything with sugar, wheat, some nuts (mold) or corn! I got a book called 'the feel good food guide' that gives you recipes for those with food allergies. Like right now I am going to go make chocolate brownies, and it does not have any chocolate, or sugar, or wheat!

Well good luck to ya, from my research it looks like there are many of us in this situation. And from what I can tell, it's the toxins (fast foods, refined, prepossessed, additives) we put in that are making us allergic to everyday foods that should be great for us!-sigh

Sarah R said...

Oh Michelle, I hope everyone gets better soon! You poor thing!

Lizardbreath said...

UGH!!! Just to be totally selfish...if you guys don't get well, we can't come visit. Tell Madgirl she is on my list. Oh, and to get better. I'll be praying for you sis.

Jennifer said...

Talk about trial by fire!!! I'm so sorry.
Here's a can visit for WEEKLY TARGET DEALS!!! :) Hope everyone is better soon.