We went out to dinner for the first time the other night since finding out that Logan is CD. We just went to our local Perko’s to get something quick and affordable with the kids and my parents. I have to say that Perko’s, especially our waitress, was great with understanding about cross contamination and not frying things with flour in the same pan as Logan’s food. We ended up ordering Logan and Mia a variation of the chicken strips and French fries. We ordered a chicken breast and cut up potatoes for the kids because there was no dedicated fryer. My mom and I got a salad and Bryan and my Dad got burgers with fries. I knew Logan getting chopped up potatoes and Daddy and Papa getting fries right next to him was going to be a problem so I told them both, “It wouldn’t kill you to get a side salad or something else with that burger.” They both decided they were having fries anyway. When we got our food I was really impressed with our make-shift kid’s meals and they were really good. Unfortunately the fries were a problem. Logan didn’t want to even try his new “kids meal” because the good stuff was staring right at him from Daddy’s plate. So much for united front!
So besides that adventure, we had another one this past week. I took Mia in to get her blood test for CD. I took her to our medical group instead of Children’s Hospital because Logan’s had his blood drawn at both and the man at our medical group is great and though Children’s has been great for everything else, we didn’t have a great experience getting blood drawn there. So I took Mia in and they decided to lay her down so they could get a better angle on her little arm. They had me holding her legs, a technician holding her arm and then the man who drew Logan’s blood previously trying to draw blood. To make a long story short, there ended up being three of us holding Mia down, both arms attempted with I think three or four pokes, and no blood drawn. They just couldn’t get her little veins. She was a mess by the end of it. I was a wreck and couldn’t hold it together any longer and then I gave her the lolly pop I had brought for her and there was a new child in my arms. Not necessarily a good thing, but give my little Mia something sweet and all is forgotten.
On the good note, I had a semi-successful snack search for Logan. I found Glutino pretzels, which are excellent, Kinnikinnick S’moreables, which are OK, and Glutino crackers, which are yuck! Does anyone know of a good cracker like a Cheez-it or a Ritz that’s GF and Peanut Free? I’m trying to fill in the gaps of our snacks. Let me know though if you as a CD has let anyone who’s not try them…just asking because my mom made us some GF brownies a while back and raved about them. I tried them and told her that she had been away from flour too long and that it was messing with her taste buds.
G-Free Foodie Mommy, Jennifer