Good morning! Today this boy woke up as I was about to get ready for work.
Luckily didn't scream his head off. He saw me so made some noise. Then started disturbing me and playing with my phone.
I open the room door and he walked out himself. Good! Self entertainment. Don't disturb mummy
Breakfast this morning. Fresh cut fruits and berries.
I think many of you will be wondering why this mummy so "kiasu" or "overprotective", with the CCTV stalking her son.
Actually, reason for getting the CCTV is very simple. It's not to stalk the maid. Or to check how she's treating my son (well that one partial reason), but mainly is to observe that Isaac is not having a anaphylactic reaction.
As he is severely allergic to eggs, dairy and peanuts, we though it would be good to have some kind of monitoring around.
And since dad @serhonp works
Next door, he could literally run back and resuscitate/treat/observe him at a moments notice.
That being said, if he is having an anaphylaxis reaction, sometimes it may be too late. I have the epi-pen at home, have taught the maid how to use it.
But she seems quite blur la. Don't know can depend on life & death matters.
So to minimize this, we try to not expose him to eggs in particular.
He is so allergic that if anybody cook any egg based dish, they better go shower because the
Better go shower as if you accidently have egg residue on you, even if u can't see it, he will break out just by being close contact. His body will turn red, checks will be red, ears warm and red. And if it's really bad his trunks, arms, hands will develop hives together on his thighs as well.
Remedy is to quickly give oral antihistamine before it progresses.
We also found out if we eat half boil egg, we must also go wash our hands and mouth after that becos he will turn red when he hugs/clo
Comes Into close contact with us. Suspect as transmembrane contact. Where egg particles is inhaled through nostrils/eye membrane? He will flare up.
As for reactions to dairy, one example is when my parents were having cafe latte at Starbucks. My dad spilled his drink. We didn't notice that it latte splashed onto his socks, shoes and calves. Within minutes he was scratching his calves and I thought insect bite??
Had a closer look, he already developed a hive and the swelling was the shape of t
The coffee splash marks!!! A raised ring around his calves.
Quickly took out his socks and shoes and wash his feet down.
Yup I'm very lucky to have a my boy as it makes me constantly on the look out for allergenic food.
Even if we hang out in cafe, is the tables are not wipe properly and he touches them when we can't see any visible particles, he will flare!
Nowadays it's not so bad. His flare is pretty localized and goes away by itself in 1-2hours if it's just residual contact.
As for peanut exposure, I don't wanna know, don't wanna find out what happens!!!
We have been quite strict about serving him peanut free meals and when we go out and eat we don't order anything we know that will have peanuts in eat.
But having said that, I'm lucky that he's not that type that flares just by cracking open a peanut shell. So thankful for that.
As of last year November, we know that his igE level for egg is very very high, followed by dairy. As for peanut it's in the moderate
Hence my approach to eating the paleo way. Finally found a satisfying way of eating whilst eliminating those allergenic components.
Because I'm still breast feeding (he allergic to dairy ma) I must also follow dairy exclusion diet. So far the exclusions are, but not limited to:
-all drinks with milk eg: cafe latte, cafe macchiato, hot chocolate, milk shakes etc
-non dairy creamer (if u read the ingredients of most creamer it has whey
& casein which is milk products lo
-milo (second ingredient it skim milk powder)
– basically a lot of creamy drinks la
I've discovered that a lot of drinks has milk products in it. So only black coffee it is.
Substitution of milk is plenty. Examples of milk substitutes are:
-almond milk (love the brand silk)
But another issue crop out when I milk substitute. Another day la I explain.
Ok back to work!
Hello to all my overnight followers.
Nice and comforting like overnight oats!
Ahahhaha. Laborer at work!
He is actually quite tall for this walker already, but he just discovered the joy of "mowing" the floor quite recently.
Pushing it around and going "zroom"
Quite value also la bcos we got at sgd39 on sale and has been using if for more than a year.
I seldom dayre about what Isaac eats because it's boring.
Oats with banana. The oats is made with water only.
White rice with pan fried chicken breast seasoned with mixed herbs + mix veg/carrot/pumpkin/broccoli/corn
Alternative is replace rice with gluten-free, egg-free, soy etc free pasta. He loves the organon brand pasta which can be found in fairprice.
Similar to lunch.
But he's snack time around 9+am and after he wakes up about 2.30pm:
Gluten, egg, dairy,
Soy etc free. Also organon brand. He likes the vanilla and chocolate flavored biscuits.
Hates the Berrie flavored ones. I think quite sour la.
He also like fish and prawn crackers.
Most times his snacks are usually fruits. Favs are grapes, orange, apple, dragonfruit.
But always there is mood and cycle. Some period will reject certain fruits. Then few months down the road will accept the certain fruit again and eat like no tomorrow.
Kids and their weird taste buds
Recently we are quite
Happy because we tested him on steam pau and he didn't flare and break out into a rash.
So can give him steam mantaos!! Those plain type. I'm afraid to give those with fillings bcos not sure what's the ingredient inside.
So hungry after pumping. Having an apple now. Surprisingly quite sweet and crunchy.
It's the only fruit left in the pantry so beggars can't be choosers. I don't usually take apple because I don't like to bite into those powdery mushy type. Yucks.
But this…this I like! Sweet n crunchy!!!!
Lamb chop and mix greens with cherry tomatoes.
I usually don't have dressing with my salad.
Somehow at work, changing my mindset from going through the motions to completing my task the best I can makes me feel happier.
I'm glad I changed my mindset.
Finally saw them after stalking for more than 30mins. Don't know where they were hiding previously.
Early dinner time for Isaac! He looks like village boy here wearing his orange singlet. Haha
Bus departed 5.30pm from GWC
Juicy ribs anyone???
Dry rub the ribs last night in cocoa chilli rub and asked my maid to roast it at 140 degrees for 3 hours.
Came back and made the barbecue sauce (paleo approved style) from scratch.
I just randomly mixed honey, tomato purée, smoked paprika, onion powder, Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar. Tasted BBQ-ie enough. Think the smoked paprika helped bring out the BBQ taste.
Can't wait to tuck in 😋😋😋
Sides of onion rings and French fries. Hehe. Don't care if they're not
Paleo approved. Everything else is gluten, grain, soy free!
The whole meal today!! My maid made extra carrot soup. Haha I think she likes using my bone broth.
@serhonp good ah? I counted 8 ribs on your plate!!!
Wanted to show the ao dai I bought from Ho Chi Minh city the other day. Quite a simple white one with silver embroidery. It comes in a set with white satin pants.
Took this pic from google images!! See so nice their costumes. Compared to this mine is pretty simple. 😝
Hrmmm have I mentioned that Isaac has been hospitalized twice due to anaphylaxis??
#eggallergy #dairyallergy #peanutallergy
Thank god he has outgrown #soyallergy #chickenallergy
I'm going to consciously talk more on Isaacs allergen free food intake and my own gluten free lifestyle.
If any of you are interested in how I eat and maintain this #paleo lifestyle, feel free to ask me!!
I've previously did a sugar detox meal plan and then an autoimmune conditions plan. Then back to a sugar detox plan.
Currently now is just a general paleo plan where I consciously don't eat processed food which are dairy and gluten free.
The sugar detox basically cuts out all hidden sugar in processed food and certain carbs and fruits.
The autoimmune plan cuts out eggs, dairy, nuts, grain
And all allergy causing food. Nightshades are out too.
Ok my verbal diarrhea ends now. Time to sleep! Good night.