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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Crunchy Bed

We went a bit overboard last weekend with the strawberries, eating them for breakfast, lunch & dinner for two days straight. Amelia's intestines haven't recovered - and a trial of Montery Jack cheese Tuesday afternoon and an entire kiwi Tuesday evening probably didn't help. So yesterday I took her to the doctor, even though a children's hospital website said it could take 10-14 days for diarrhea to go away and not to worry as long as the child is drinking (she is) and is active (she is). We were on day 7 and for the first time Amelia was complaining that her stomach hurt, and she was going about every 30 minutes. After the standard 2-hour wait, the doctor said the same thing - she looks and acts great, this will pass on its own. However, she recommended no juice and no fresh fruits or veggies until this passes, plus two days. I was horrified! What am I going to feed her?

Alas, she has loved her diet of crackers and water. We've included a little peanut butter, rice, pasta and (goat's) milk (dr. said NO cow products including yogurt since she has a cow's milk sensitivity/allergy). She has done wonderfully! Only one movement this morning and she is even livelier, God help us. She has not complained at all about water - and asks for it or her milk. She hasn't asked for juice once - so maybe that was the culprit in elongating her intestinal dilemma? I see it as an opportunity to get her off of juice except as a treat. It'll be a lot easier since I was always diluting it anyway.

But the point of all this is really to record her assessment of the doctor's table. After wiggling on the paper laden bed she declared, "This bed is crunchy!"


Blogger Ashley & Jack's Mom said...

Have you tried the B.R.A.T. diet for her? Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast - I know the doctor suggested no fruits however when Jack has chronic diarrhea this always works wonders!

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