Monday, May 20, 2013

EGID awareness week and rainy day blues

So this post is probably going to be a bit of rambling, I have lots to talk about but just haven't had time to blog in the past few days. So I'm apologizing upfront but please still read. 

First off, this week is very important. It is National Eosinophilic Awareness week, as everyone knows, Zach was diagnosed with EE or Eosinophillic Esophagitis in April 2010. He was taken off all foods and survived with combinations of feeding tubes and central lines til July 2012 when his last feeding tube was removed. He, as well as all Eos kiddos have been through so many tests and surgeries that it is part of everyday life. The non profit group Cured has brought so much awareness and funding to the research of EGID's. Please consider donating to them and checking out their website for tons of information on all EGID's.

Shellfish, wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, beef, fish

These are the top foods that most EGID kids are allergic to. With these disorders that can affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines and/or colon the body attacks itself when an allergic food is consumed. It sends eosinophils (which are a type of white blood cell) to the area and they cause damage to the affected area of the GI tract. 

Now on to our rainy day blues....
It has rained so much in the past weeks that the boys have been bored to tears. 
Luke was consoled with Xbox games, while Zach at some point during the weekend decided he was moving out. He even packed a "suitcase" which was his toolbox, with pull ups, a t shirt and his paci's.   
He also made sure he had his piggy bank and the beloved Marshmallow. He did give this thought up shortly after it began. He realized the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Or in this case... All of his toys and favorite things were staying here. 

And on a brighter note, I finally found a kitchen table. I have been searching for months for just the right farmhouse style table and finally scored one on Craigslist. It does make me happy, now to finish decorating the rest of the house. 

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