A Quick Diet Update

19 Apr

Just some quick info on what’s been going on. And yes, I’m going to talk about poo again.

- Rilyn’s blood tests came back normal meaning she didn’t test positive for any allergies. Good news, yes. I know that intolerances can’t be tested, though, so we’re still at step one in trying to figure out what it is that’s bothering her. I feel much better about her growing out of whatever it is that’s bothering her, and that she won’t have to constantly check labels of food, and that she won’t have to feel left out of school and birthday party treats as she gets older. That’s been my biggest stresser in this whole ordeal. I don’t want that life for her.

- Her diapers did improve after seeing the GI. Much less mucusy, thicker, creamier. More of the consistency of peanut butter. Great news! Something I was doing was helping! Or maybe it was the probiotics? Or maybe it’s the addition of her eating more solids? We’re still not sure.

- After having “normal” diapers for a week and a half, I introduced peanuts back into my diet on Tuesday. I had one peanut butter and jelly sandwich (on my diet safe bread, so it’s actually about 3/4 the size of a normal sandwich) for lunch. Her diaper an hour after me eating the sandwich was slightly more mucusy than they had been, but still thicker and creamy. On Wednesday I had a spoonful of peanut butter, straight out of the jar :) , and again her diaper that day was more mucusy. Thursday, I again had a spoonful of pb and her diaper was the most mucusy they’ve been in a while. :/ I decided at that point to take peanuts back out of my diet. Sad panda.

Here’s what we’re confused about: A week ago she started having a runny nose, goopy eyes, lots of congestion. We thought it was allergies because the rest of us had been dealing with allergy symptoms as well, but now we’re not so sure that’s what it is. Maybe she has a cold. She’s SO congested! I feel like I’m constantly sucking her nose out, she can’t nurse well since she can’t breathe out of her nose, so we’re questioning whether the congestion she’s having is contributing to the mucus in her diapers. I know she ends up swallowing a lot of that gunk. :/

Regardless, I’m still taking peanuts out of my diet and will try them again once her cold/allergies have cleared up.

And today, Friday, her diapers are back to being “normal” which leaves me questioning whether her diapers could return to normal that quickly (less than 24 hours) if peanuts do bother her? So many things to question! It’s always a guessing game!

We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

One Response to “A Quick Diet Update”

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