Friday, October 23, 2009

No Mee Mee

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


Dreamer4agift said...

Love the pics:-) Funny about the warty pumpkin. Maybe it just means he'll be a great friend b/c he'll accept them for who they are:-)

BTW, Left you a prize on my blog:-)

Barb said...

I'm lactose intolerant. And try to explain that to my MIL who insists on calling it an allergy. Whatever. She gets so confused EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I refuse something creamy. sigh.

But almond milk = yay!! I use lactaid milk and lactaid cottage cheese too. It seems to work pretty well for me.

I love his shirt in that photo. And the cleaning.. OY. I have no idea how you do it. Look at me.. blogging instead of cleaning.

Christy said...

Love the pictures! So glad that the sickness is gone and that you have figured out the source of MT's troubles. Good luck with the alternatives!

Hopeful Terri said...

How cute the pumpkin photos are.. I love the serious look on his face.

As far as the Milk and the rash - maybe check for Hormone Free milk. Maybe it is the added hormone to help make the cows produce more milk.

G is going to be a little lamp.

Good luck at the dr. appointments and the fill in duty.

Amanda said...

His pumpkin is hilarious. LOL. I hope we get to go to a pumpkin patch this weekend...we tried to go to 2 this weekend, one was closed and one had no pumpkins, so boooo. Brooklyn is going to be a ladybug and her costume is soooo cute.

HereWeGoAJen said...

I couldn't have milk as a wee one either, but I grew out of it and now milk is my favorite drink.

I LOVE that last picture, it is fantastic.

Meghan said...

33 weeks! Wow. Where have I been? I'm glad you figured out the milk thing. I'm starting to think Sweetness has a milk thing. I'm dreading starting the elimination diet, how rough was it for you and MT?

JJ said...

Ahh he is so stinking cute!!

Photogrl said...

LOVE the pics! MT is getting SO big!

You might have found a connection with the milk...Almond milk isn't bad.

33 weeks!?! Crazy!

AJ's mommy said...

What a cute pumpkin :) He is so cute.. I love all his hair!

Glad you are finding some alternatives for him and everyone is feeling better.

Katie said...

Are you staying away from soy? I know a lot of kiddos with milk allergies also can't do soy, but it's great alternative and they have the iron fortified one that our ped recommended if he can have it.

We also did the rice milk, of course, Will was too young for the almond milk at the time.

At a year, we were able to reintroduce milk back into Will's diet with success, and I have heard that the same can happen at 5two years, too. Fingers crossed.

I am glad that you have some idea of what is wrong with him and I hope you are able to find good dairy subs!

T-Mommy said...

Great to know that MT is feeling better.

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Have a great week! :)

Anonymous said...

He's so cute. :) The milk thing sucks, I'm so glad you caught it though - always gotta trust that momma instinct!

Kathy V said...

Cute stuff. I love the funny looking pumpkins. They have character of their own. I usually pick atleast one that has a funny shape or piece of character to it.