Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Miryam's Story

Miryam is the contributing editor for Bleeding Disorders. She also covers Allergies. She also writes at her personal blog, Breeding Imperfection.

Miryam is the mother to two boys, including one would rather not clot, if you don't mind. This is something that the doctors call hemophilia (severe hem A, for those of you who like to keep count) and which Miryam calls a pain in the ass. Aside from the Eldest's immunological rebellion (called inhibitors by you nitpickers) when he was small, he now has regular infusions of clotting medicine. It nearly works as well as it is supposed to, and offers a worryingly enjoyable opportunity to stick a small child with smaller needles. But hey.
The Eldest and his sidekick, the Toddles, joined forces to rebel against this carefully managed parental regime o' medical terror, and struck first at Miryam's pantry (we should note here that Miryam loves food. Loves it. Love, love, love.). Between them, they managed to eliminate dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, poppy, pumpkin, zucchini, a bunch of beans, wheat, rye, barley, spelt and kiwi. When Miryam glared at them, they reluctantly returned the soy, corn, oats and a paltry few of the beans.
But Miryam still loves food. And she hasn't put the boys up on eBay yet.

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