Yesterday Frank hooked back up with the general practitioner we both love, who looked over what all the specialists had done and said "I think this is a food allergy." Not a simple food allergy like "no shellfish for you" but a complicated cross reaction that could be anything.
So, Frank is now on an elimination diet. Nothing but fresh, raw fruit and vegetables for the next 14 days. One fruit and one vegetable per day and he cannot repeat either the next day.
This has thrown me into a tailspin. We are a foodie family. We cook. We eat. If we're not cooking or eating, we are talking about what we're going to cook and eat next.
I have been cooking for almost ten years for a family of three plus leftovers for the next day's lunch. I believe I'll have to half most of my recipes if I'm only cooking them for me & Max. How will we eat our plates of pasta while Frank sits at the table with a plate full of raw carrots?!
We will do anything, of course, to get to the bottom of what has been plaguing Frank. (I think he's secretly thrilled at the idea of eating a big plate of raw beets.)
Today he's eating carrots and bananas. I'll keep you posted.