Thursday, June 27, 2013

Steroid Appetite

To my son Tommy,

Well with your prescribed steroids, your appetite sure has increased.  After trying some fish, green beans, and mashed potatoes, which you were less than enthusiastic about, you ate a whole plate of carrots and followed it up with two plates of pasta.  Steroids will do that you.

Let me take the time to put your food list out there.

Foods you ate before that are off the menu: ham and pineapple baby food, sweet corn casserole baby food.

Foods you ate before that are still on the menu: oatmeal, Cheetos, McDonald fries, Dananino yogurts, graham crackers, nilla wafers, Sweet Frog vanilla frozen yogurt.

Foods that you have added to your repertoire in the past three weeks: pasta of all shapes and sizes (no sauce), carrots, banana, grapes, yogurt of different types, chocolate pudding, Wendy's frosty, soft serve ice cream, Oreo cookie dips and all types of new cookies, potato balls (made by your mom from the inside of a baked potato), Lima beans, cheddar cheese, apple sauce, apple slices

Foods that you have tried but still need to grow accustomed to: corn, chicken, chicken nuggets (you used to eat these), green beans, fish, mashed potatoes, pizza

Foods that you used to eat but somehow lost off the menu: teddy graham crackers, gold fish crackers, and cheese nips. 

And finally foods that are currently banned: nuts, shellfish, and of course BEEF!

So we have a long way to go, but we are working in the right direction.   There might be a few on the list that we missed, because it seems like we have done so much more.  Maybe this weekend we will add some of the more exotic foods for a four year old like pickles and olives and maybe a buffet of hors d'oeuvres.  Might as well make an opportunity out of your allergy and take advantage of the increased appetite due to your medicine .

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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