GI Update

8 Apr

We saw the GI today.

Long story short: I’m continuing my elimination diet until Rilyn’s diapers clear up.

Bad news bears for me.

They also drew her blood to test for allergies. We figured we should just go ahead and do this to get as much information as we possibly could. We should have those results in a couple of days. And yes, I started crying as soon as they mentioned it. That’s me. I’m the mom that cries more than my kids whenever they get shots or have blood work done.

The doctor felt like we’re most likely dealing with a dairy, soy, or egg allergy/intolerance. It could also be a combination of them. Of course, it could be a different food, too. Only time will tell. He also said that I was not crazy. That mucus in the stools is not normal. He was encouraged that she’s gaining weight, happy, and growing well. We just need to figure out this diaper issue.

We go back in a month at which point we’ll talk about how her diapers are looking and our next step(s). If her diapers do start to clear up, then he wants me to add foods back in, one a week, but not dairy, soy, or eggs. We for sure won’t try dairy, soy, or eggs with her until she’s one.

I’m trying to look at the positives here, but to be honest, this diet is killing me. I’m finding it’s getting much harder the longer I’m doing it. My cravings have intensified in the last week. I just want a piece of cheese pizza. Just one.

And then a bowl of Panera’s mac and cheese.

And then a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

And then a warm buttered roll.

And then a beef and cheese enchilada with chips and queso.

Yeah, that’d about do it.

BUT! I have to stop complaining, stop throwing myself a pity party. I have to remember that I’m doing this for Rilyn and that it won’t last forever. I can do this, and I will do this for her.

I’m off to find recipes for a dairy/soy/egg free (that’s best case scenario, I could be adding more to that list) cake and frosting. She’s going to turn one in a little over 4 months and a birthday girl needs a birthday cake!

6 Responses to “GI Update”

  1. Terri April 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    You’re awesome Afton!

    • Tylie April 8, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

      Yes you are!!! You CAN do this! Your girl is super lucky to have a dedicated and a mom that is so intune with her!

      • Afton April 19, 2013 at 8:33 am #

        Thank you Tylie!

    • Afton April 19, 2013 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks Terri!

  2. Tonya Campbell April 9, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Your mom is one of the most dedicated mothers in the world!! And, of course, she passed that on to you–it’s in the genes, you know. :) So, you have so got this and you can do this. Rely on all your mommie friends, your mom, your mom’s friends, your husband, and keep faith that you are such a good mother! Hang in there, kid.

    • Afton April 19, 2013 at 8:32 am #

      Thank you Tonya! Yes, I have a good example to go from in my momma. I’m a lucky girl!

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