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17/06/2013 at 18:47
So to begin with was dreading seeing Ex at B's hospital appointment. You have to park about ten minutes walk from the hospital and as we pulled up to the area, Ex was just getting out of his car. B excitedly shouted DADDY! We parked up and Ex had walked off as if we didn't exist. But just being with B made me feel more confident. The kids do that for me Anyhow we got to his appointment and B was excited to see Daddy so we sat with him, then B, then me. We eventually went in and Ex acted as if he wasn't there and didn't answer any questions. I tried pulling him gently, through saying and does he do that for you, that sort of thing and eventually he relaxed and joined in.
The nutritionist thinks B is wheat intolerant so for the next four weeks we have to cut all wheat out of his diet. And quite frankly I felt rather bewildered especially in what do I give him for his school lunches? And his favourite food is pasta!
Anyway went to Morrisons and for a tiny equivalent to a half loaf of wheat free bread it was £2.50, for a normal sized bag of wheat free pasta it was £1.40 - so bang goes the budgeting! B also loves his Cheerios (or knock off equivalent) but he can't have that any more. But on the plus side Haribo and marshmallows and lollies are okay he was pleased to check!
Luckily we cook a lot from scratch and chicken stock cubes and rice are okay and lots of things are - just not Aunt Bessies oven chips or chicken nuggets Although have managed to find wheat free fish fingers
Unfortunately had bought a load of tinned pies for when we are away which now B can't eat and I am scratching my head as to what to take with us to eat which will be easy!
The nutritionist thinks if it is wheat that is the problem when it is excluded from his diet we will start to see the benefits, no more awful urgent poos and she said he wouldn't feel hungry all the time anymore as it could be impeding his ability to absorb stuff - but it may take three weeks to see any improvement. I've got to go through the cupboards and sort everything out now!
Just have to hope that Ex and his mother can follow what the nutritionist said to do.
17/06/2013 at 19:09
Gosh I can't imagine how hard that would be to meal plan , I guess you must eat a lot of fish/meat/potatoes and veg. My boys love pasta its their favourite. What does B have on pasta?
17/06/2013 at 19:17
Not tomato or cheese I normally make a white sauce and can use a bit of cow milk free cheese. But we can't make any 'gravy' based ones now!
17/06/2013 at 19:59
Poor B and poor you for having to rethink so many meals and rebudget at short notice.
Meals for when away hmm we used to eat lots of jacket potatoes on holidays as they were easy when cooking faciliaties were limited and could be done witha range of toppings.
I have potatoe pastry in my head to as suitable for making your own pies and so on but prob not what you want to be messing with whilst on holiday.
You can get wheat free stock cubes if that helps with making gravy based sauces and meals such as casserole.
Try this link for some gluten free products
17/06/2013 at 22:01
I nanny for a little boy who used to not be able to have dairy, I used Oatly milk for white sauce which was nice. Could you do baked spuds like drifter suggests, take tuna cans, beans, etc? What about risotto rice would that be ok? You could mix chicken with it, veg etc, it goes creamy without being actually creamy?!
17/06/2013 at 22:30
some good suggestions here....hope it all helps him though x
18/06/2013 at 10:38
crikey i wouldn't know what to eat!
hope it helps him :)
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