Wednesday, July 11, 2007

We will not see the pediatric GI until one week from today, but I have a feeling I know what the outcome of that meeting will be:

We will have to eliminate the dairy in Eric's diet, at least temporarily. Now that I'm in tune with his rhythms, I can tell that the more dairy he has the worse he feels. When I cut down on the dairy, "things" start to look more normal.

This scares me. His only protein source at this point are milk and cheese. The only way to get him to eat beyond his comfort zone would be to starve him. I do not have the stomach to do that right now. Can a child live on rice pasta, trix and fruit? Because that's what he'd be reduced to if we cut out the dairy. Unless I starve him into eating chicken, or any other meat. This could take days. And that's what scares me.


Blogger Downpuppy said...

Scary, but maybe not too drastic. Isn't some dairy more lactosy than others? You could probably get some yogurt in.

There's a bit to admire in a stubborness that won't try new food even when hungry. (At least when you don't have to be the one dealing with it)

Good luck!

8:34 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

In a lot of ways his dislike of new foods makes this whole thing a lot easier. He is never tempted by what other kids are eating because his palate is so limited.

If he has a problem with dairy it's casein, not lactose that is the problem. Casein is the protein in all dairy, so you have to cut it out completely if there is a problem.

Grrr... Argh.

10:32 PM  

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