YAH, the stomach bug is gone! And MT feels like a new lil tot! He is back to his old self, Running, playing and catching lizards. He is Milk -less. It has been 9 days, No Diary products. Skin looks great. I am now having to rethink/question basically his whole life. I am wondering if the Milk issue (his Dr has never tested yet to confirm if it's an allergy or an intolerance- yes believe it or not, there is a difference) was what I blamed on teething pain, He always upped his milk intake during teething to supplement his lack of eating. The diaper rash that everyone blamed on teething, probably was Milk related ..... I wonder if the disposable diapers got blamed for his pooping all the time and the Milk was the culprit .... I blamed diarrhea on teething, Maybe that was Milk related also ..... I will never really know. I am trying not to look back in guilt, because, Really My Dr's were no more help in the issue than I was. But, it does seem like the signs are all pointing to a milk related issue.
MT's word for Milk is Mee Mee. I knew he was getting better a few days ago, when he would stand in front of the fridge and plead for Mee Mee in the most pathetic 16 month old way. So sad and heartbroken over the fact that we were not getting it for him. I decided to call our ped's office again and ask for alternatives, plus I have already begun my research on what choice alternative I would like to try. I decided I would try Vanilla Flavored Almond Milk. For now, this seems like a good match. He has drunk it, hasn't at all complained and loves to eat it with cereal. So, for now, this is our choice. We did go through a few Hemp Milk's when he was a little younger and if I could find some reasonable priced, that might be a new choice as well. I am still researching this. It's all so conflicting, considered weird and new. So, it is hard to find all the facts. And it is such a personal decision. Right now, I have only stopped yogurt, cheese, and milk. If this continues to work, we may just continue without those items. If I notice that something still doesn't seem right, I will really push for tests and have to cut all diary everything out.
On baby#2 news, My OB's office has decided to agree with the specialist on my due date. So I had my 33 week appoint./nst test. There was some activity on the NST test that I had on Monday that warranted the Dr to want me to come back in a week. So, I will go back on the 30th and do it all over again. I also have a growth scan on the 29th with my specialist.
So Next week, I have a really big week. I am also filling in as a receptionist for a friend and making sure everything is ready for Halloween. Do you have Halloween plans? Are you dressing up? If so, as what?
We went to a pumpkin patch with friends yesterday. It was alot of fun. MT picked out the wierdest, wartiest pumpkin and loved carrying it around. He is so hard to get a photo of these days. He does not want to be still and look at the camera .. Or smile. He will do all the above unless a camera is involved... My lil Stinker! Here are 2 pictures:
E is off this weekend, and I am going to clean clean and clean .... It is hard to deep clean/organize with a big belly that has a mind of it's own and a 16 month old that doesn't really get the concept of cleaning/organizing