Thursday, October 22, 2009

Setback

I am pretty upset tonight. This post was suppose to be about how I made Lola corn muffins without egg or milk. It was suppose to be about how well they turned out. It was suppose to be about how much she loved her muffin. And there were suppose to be adorable pictures of her eating her muffin and covered in crumbs. But, its not going to be.
Instead it will be about how fussy she was today. And then a few hours later comes the icky diaper. And then about 30 minutes later comes the bloody and icky diaper. Poor little thing is hurting and now has a raw bottom. Holding back the tears after that diaper was not an option. Its almost like a pattern. She starts to do really well, I start to let myself think she is just going to be fine now and then something like this happens. And then I am quickly reminded of our past and how things can change with a simple bite of food.
I know I shouldn't, but its hard not to feel a little guilty when this happens. I gave her something, and then she reacted to it and is miserable. I know, I know, its a tough process. I wanted to make her happy. I wanted to expand her foods. And now this.
Okay, the pity party is over. Now we move forward. Watching her closely(like a hawk) tonight and calling the Allergist and GI in the morning.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update and New SPT results!



Yes, its been too long since my last post. BUT, usually that means things are going well. Lola had an Allergist apt a few weeks ago and we decided to go ahead and do more SPT"(Skin Prick Tests). I really wanted to expand her diet and this was the best way to start. We had her tested for Beef, Turkey, Pork, Cow's Milk, Egg Yolk, Egg White, Red Apple, Corn, Soybean, and Wheat. She passed ALL of them!!! I was so happy. Of course as we have learned(the hard way) in the past, the most accurate test is eating the foods. This also was not a green light to try dairy or eggs. She is still considered at high risk for those foods, so we continue to avoid them. We did, however, get the green light to trial wheat. I was so excited and anxious because that is such a great food to have on our side.
I left the apt so excited to get started on new food trials. I went right out and bought wheat cereal. Sometimes the hardest part is not getting over excited and staying patient with the full week of trialing a new food.
So fast forward to now. She has now passed wheat and corn. She LOVES whole wheat noodles and sweet corn. She was not a fan of wheat cereal. I am pretty sure she thought it was for babies and she was a big girl who wanted big girl food!