Thursday, August 07, 2008

Don't Eat at the Panera Near My House...

I know I have mentioned it before about Ashley and her sensitivity to all things sugar. And honestly, we don't have it figured out. We limit her sugar, but then there seems to be some trigger foods that put her over the edge. And it seems Ray is in the same boat. Night before last he stopped by Chick-fil-a on his way home from showing houses for a milk shake and was sick to his stomach the rest of the night.

At her 5 year appointment, we discussed it again, and there doesn't seem to be a concern. So a couple of Sundays ago, I took the kids to church by myself as Ray was at his own personal church, the golf course. Afterwards, I decided to treat myself to Panera for lunch (and well, I guess the kids too). Ashley asked if she could have a chocolate milk with her lunch, and I stupidly said yes not taking into account what she had eaten that day as far as sugar and forgetting that chocolate milk seems to really put her over the edge.

So we order, get our drinks, get our food, and find the only table in the max capacity after church crowd. The table was near the front door, and right next to the line of people waiting to order. We saw a friend and her daughters and chatted with them. They left and Ashley decided to shotgun her chocolate milk. She sucked it dry, and then had that look. The I am going to be sick look.

I asked her if she was okay, because sometimes if she just sits still, she gets over her nausea. She said no, I am going to throw up. I quickly decided that running out the front door was a much better option than to drag her and Audrey through the line of people to the back of the restaurant to the bathrooms. We get out the front door and she immediately throws up in the grass - right next to the outdoor seating. Where people were eating. Oh, and she somehow managed to get some on my foot. Fabulous.

She stood up and announced to the horrified looking couple who was just walking into the door that she felt MUCH BETTER and wanted to go in and finish eating. I am sure the people sitting in the table next to us left because of what they witnessed, but honestly? If I saw some kid upchuck his lunch out of the blue, I would totally think it was a stomach bug which in all the years that I have had kids, I have managed to not get.

I have so just jinxed myself.

11 comments:

SJ said...

Lactose intolerant maybe? Or allergic to milk? Chocolate?

That really sucks about what happened at Panera Bread, but at least you managed to get her outside. Poor Ashely. Poor you!


Are your shoes okay?

Lori said...

poor kid!

I so hate puke

Kellie said...

Ugh. Poor kid.

Poor you. Hope you weren't wearing a pair of fantastic shoes ;)

Terri said...

Have you had her tested to celiac's Disease? It is a food allergy to just about everything good! lol

Catherine said...

hey because you totally did not solicit my opinion I'm going to give it to you anyway :)

could it be the milk? I can't have a milkshake, I can have a few bites of ice cream, but yogurt & cheese are fine. If I do drink milk it's organic skim.

now that I write this I see SJ is on the same wavelength ...

Julie said...

ugh, how awful.

Andrea said...

Oh no! Chocolate milk puke is not fun!

Kelly said...

Oh wow...I hope you guys get to the bottom of this soon. Poor thing..but on the positive side..at least after she throws up she's back to normal!

BoufMom9 said...

Oh no! Awful!
Have you looked into it possibly being food dyes? I have had quite a few foster childrn allergic to food dye and the reactions can be varying.

my4kids said...

Kenzie can be like that about certain foods also. For her like some others have said it is milk products. Not much fun at all when you have to seriously consider before even letting her have an ice cream.

Pamela said...

what a girl... ready to finish eating. hee hee.