Wednesday, June 27, 2007

You've got to be kidding me.

No, seriously.

We went to see the allergy doctor today. Just a check-up for Boy1 and me. We are both allergic to some pollens. And I wanted her to check on a few things for Boy2. It's hay fever season here and he's had a stuffy nose for a few weeks.

Well, the good news is that he isn't allergic to any pollens. The bad news is that he's allergic to dust mites, which is going to put a very big cramp in my housework style. But hey, that's life.

The other bad news is much more cramp inducing. He's allergic to EGGS. Why oh why oh why would the son of someone who loves to make meringues and crème brûlée be allergic to eggs?

So now you can all look forward to disgusting recipes with nasty egg substitute.

Bon frickin' appétit.


beth said...

I don't know much about food allergies - but is there a level of "allergicness" to eggs - meaning he shouldn't eat eggs as a whole, but can eat them if mixed in a baking item?

Nicole said...

Beth - Luckily, his allergy isn't severe - he's been eating them for the past 2 years mixed in things. I'm going to aim for 95%. Interestingly enough, he hates omlettes and scrambled eggs. Anyway, the dr. told me to try to cut down while we're on vacation and then try 15 days totally without any eggs in anything when we come home to see if the eczema and stuffy nose go completely away.

Lorraine said...

Dust mites and eggs...might as well be allergic to air.

beth said...

My oldest has eczema and adding Calendula Oil to her bath has really helped her eczema

zeb said...

He hates onlettes and scrambled eggs just like I do go figure.

Nicole said...

Lorraine - That's exactly what I said to the allergy dr.

Beth- His eczema is really minor and doesn't bother him at all.

Zeb - What's your excuse?

gina said...

That sucks about the egg allergy, Nicole, but good to hear it's not severe. Still... it will be interesting to see how the 15 days w/o eggs affects him.