Friday, September 19, 2008

"They All Got Dead"

At least that is how Snookie would say it...

This morning I received the phone call from Bobcat's biopsy... and all the vili were DEAD, and he absotively posolutely has Celiac Disease. We already knew that Thursday of last week when the dr. came out and met me after she performed the biopsy/scope... but it was much more final when I received the call.

We've already begun the process of un-glutenizing our house. A few trace objects are still around because the other two still need to be glutenized for their upcoming blood work and possible scopes... but as far as our purchases and meal prep, we are GF (gluten-free)!

I'm not going to lie and say, "oh this is no big deal" or "not a problem to switch everything over"... cause it's really not that simple. Sure reading labels and not buying things that have gluten in them is somewhat straight forward, but that doesn't mean that the stuff I CAN buy is stuff that I want to buy or know what to do with.

Thankfully Daddio has been very patient and generous to me in my moments of being completely overwhelmed. I'm a creature of habit, and my habit just got kicked in the rear-end. My usual once a week trips to the grocery store have turned into every other day (or everyday) stops because "I didn't realize that had gluten in it and I don't have the right things to make it from scratch without gluten... aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhkkkkkkkkk."

As always around here, even this has a silver lining... it could have been worse, and it wasn't!

So what am I cooking? Did I completely chunk our old meals out the window and try to build a whole new cookbook... NO! Right now, slowly I'm going through our tried and true favorites and seeing what I need to do to them to make them GF. Once I'm confident in that, then new dishes will be added.

As always, Bobcat is a real trooper. Even today at Daily Mass when I was bummed that there was no Low-Gluten host available, he received the Precious Blood with a smile knowing that at least he can still receive Our Lord! Truly a blessing!

My feelings of being overwhelm and unprepared will pass... as they always do, but until then my posts and thoughts will be SCATTERED!

1 comment:

La Familia said...

Your stress level will decrease as you get the hang of everything. You'll go back to weekly grocery trips and you'll soon be able to grab something off the shelf without reading the labels. Bobcat is blessed to have you two as his parents. He will heal and I'm so excited for the time that his body will finally be able to absorb the nutrients from his food. I'm sure there are many hidden blessings we have yet to learn out of this situation. Many hugs and prayers for you and yours at this time.