(The literature on adult food allergies suggest that this trial and error is the most accurate way to find out which foods you are reacting to. Skin test are notoriously unreliable and the blood tests currently in use aren't much better.)
We have a small list of foods we consider safe, mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rice. The difficult thing is to try something new, to willing add something to the mix that might make Frank miserable. We all hold our breath.
Last night on Facebook I admitted the allergies were kicking my ass and then like a beacon in the fog, I heard from several people with suggestions and ideas and encouragement. It is, I propose, what social networks are best at: that quick, heart-warming offer of aid and information.
Today was a better day. My ass feels a bit less kicked. So thank you, friends of mine, for your care and concern and advice. You made my day today.