Somtimes I really miss a few things I induldged in before Tyler's diagnosis. I can make a list a mile long, but one of those things is trail mix. I can't find one that is safe so I decided last week to make my own.
Naturally, I ran into a problem when it came to nuts. Peanuts and tree nuts aren't even allowed in our house. I can't break my own rule. So, I decided to try soy nuts and sunflower seeds as subsitutes. (If you've never tried roasted soy nuts, they taste a lot like peanuts. I love them!!) I found both of these that I thought would be safe for Tyler at Whole Foods.
Then I got looking at the sunflower seed. Tyler has never tried them. I bought the shelled kind but I kept seeing the shell and thinking how, in my own mind, they grew in a similar way to peanuts.
So, I called the allergist for his advice.
I love our allergist. He's very cautious, unlike our last allergist who gave Tyler peanut butter in June without doing a skin test. (I shudder just typing that...).
Within thirty minutes of me expressing my concerns to the allergist's receptionist, the doctor called me back personally. I expressed my concerns and he agreed with me. We decided to test him at his February appointment before he tries any sunflower seeds. He told me there is not a commercial serum for this but I can just bring Sunbutter and he will make his own.
How wonderful is this doctor?
Unfortunately, the soy nuts have sunflower oil on them so Tyler can't have them right now either. I'm not scared to have these things in the house and I still plan to make a trail mix out of them. I just can't share it with Tyler...yet.