Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Man Behind the Mess

Don't let this sweet, innocent (yet drooly) face fool you. This is the face of trouble.

Take today for instance. Here he is messily eating some pretzels (yes, that is chewed up soggy pretzel dripping down his chin).

Innocent enough, until it turned into this-- upside down shaking of the pretzel box.

Which led of course, to this.

(FYI, I did not stand idly by as this happened. But by the time I realized what was going on it was too late, so I just grabbed my camera.)

But complaining about his mess-making skills is not the real reason for this post. The more astute reader(s) may have noted the fact that he is mess-making with pretzels. And pretzels are made from wheat. And wheat, before today, was on his no-no list.

We got test results! And they were good!!!

Derek's biopsy results are in and they show no eosinophil cells at all! This is great news, as it rules out the EE condition that we were concerned about. The results also re-checked for celiac disease, and that is not present either! The doctor told me that the lack of eosinophils in his esophagus and colon are good indicators that he may eventually have better luck outgrowing his many food allergies as well! :) As you can tell, we were allowed to add wheat back into his diet, as his numbers went down and hopefully we wont see any kind of reaction from it. We are so happy for the good news, and thankful to God for answering our prayers in just the way we were hoping. Thanks to all of you who have prayed us through this trial.

Of course, we're not out of the woods yet, as little man still doesn't eat much. The current plan is to remain on the toddler formula for a couple more months to see if his body decides it's ready to eat enough to nourish him. He'll also stay on his reflux medication until we follow up again with the doctor in 1-2 months.

Oh, and here's another innocent looking face which is not all it seems.

Little Miss Thang it appears has been throwin' down at preschool-- taking toys from other kids, and even pitching a fit for having to give a toy back. Looks like she got more than just her daddy's looks! Did I ever mention that Josh got caught in kindergarten peeing out the bathroom window?? We may be in for some trouble...

What a little thug.


Jen McD said...

YEA!!! I am so excited for little man! - and mommy ;-)

This is great great news, and worthy of a pretzel party. And, sweet Alex face totally fools me.

Jennifer said...

Great to hear the good news!

And I find the news about Josh as a kid quite disturbing... Hmmm...

mikeandmelissafisher said...

NO HE DID NOT!! HAHAHAHA so funny! (I'm referring to Josh, of course)

I'm so glad the results came back with good news!

Heather and Scott said...

Oh, that's wonderful news Erin! We'll continue to pray that he packs on some lbs though.

And we love your little thug too :)

Still loving you pictures! They're great!!

The Walters' Family said...

Wonderful News!!! Good to see him eating!

Rachel said...

HOORAY!!!! Wish us luck at our allergy appointment tommorrow!

And don't worry about the pee out the window...there's a kid here who got kicked out of preschool a few months back for peeing in the playhouse :)

Nicole said...

Wonderful news! I'll send a 5 gallon jug of pretzels right away ;-) So...Erin I find it hard to believe you were an angel in pre-school...maybe Alex get's her spunk from you!

Annie Pennington said...

Just now catching up on your blog. I'm so glad that Derek's procedure went well and you got some wonderful results. I hope he starts getting his eat on SOON! :)

Josh peed out the window?? Oh dear, yeah, you are in for some FUN with your kids!!!! HAAAA!!!

The Stevens Family said...

Erin, I'm just now catching up on your blog. I'm always amazed by your photos! Will try to catch you next week, as I'd love to chat about your sweet kiddos...and mine, of course :-)