My Little Pie

My Little Pie

Monday, 19 January 2015

Pumpkin = FAIL

I usually don't start trials at dinner time but sometimes i have this feeling Iyla will be fine with the food and then just give her some. Well last night was one of those nights where it was my own fault i was up all night with a screaming child. After her usual dinner i went to give her half a teaspoon of the pumpkin soup i made. She HATED it and spat what i thought was all of it out. I then gave her some cheese and she dropped it into a drop of the pumpkin soup that was on her highchair. Well as i'm sure you guessed she down right refused to eat that cheese even after i wiped the soup off. This is extremely out of character for Iyla. She likes most foods and you would think that pumpkin soup being so sweet would be a huge hit. And to give up her cheese like that! Anyone who knows Iyla well enough will know how obsessed she is with her cheese!

She must have ingested the tiniest bit of pumpkin and we had a pretty horrible night. There was no vomiting but lots of obvious tummy pain and reflux. Usually i would push on for another day and see if things got worse but because she isn't going to eat it anyway there is no point. We'll just add it to the bad foods list and stay away from it for now.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Ready to start foods again...

Over the past 5 weeks we haven't done any food trails as we all just wanted a break and to be able to enjoy Christmas and the start to a new year.

But it's about that time again that we start a new food. It's going to be pumpkin so we will see how that goes. Right now i have some pumpkin soup cooking on the stove with butternut pumpkin, onion, potato, carrot and homemade chicken stock. It should taste good! Hopefully Iyla thinks so too and isn't too upset that she can only have one spoon of it at the start. I'm not sure yet it i'm going to start tonight or wait till after the weekend. I can't decide what is better, having Reuben home to help me deal with it if she does have a reaction or waiting until during the week so that we can enjoy our weekend together. Hoping we get another pass anyway! Having no reaction would be awesome!!

I'm not sure if i mentioned earlier but before our break Iyla added beef to her diet. This has been really handy!

I hope this year is a fantastic year for all of you! 


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Update

I'm sorry it's been such a long time since i'm updated this blog. I just keep forgetting! Things have been going great for Iyla food wise lately. On top of her recent dairy and chicken passes she has also added egg and carrot to her diet!! So exciting! It is great to see her diet expanding so much and with such awesome foods! Because of this I was starting to think that maybe she had outgrown all her allergies...that was wishful thinking!! Last Friday i gave her a small piece of apple. It wasn't such a good idea! The next day on top of being miserable from that reaction she drank some water out of a bucket that had fish in it while on a fishing trip. There was quite a few big vomits and screaming and lots of disgusting poo the next day. Then on top of that she caught a horrible flu with high fevers. It's been a long week!!

I'm looking forward to her getting better and then starting some new foods. I have no idea what to try yet but probably another vegetable.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

No more neocate!

I had a phone appointment with Iyla's dietician yesterday and because Iyla can now have dairy she is allowed to start drinking cows milk instead of her neocate formula. I was a little worried that the food she can eat wont give enough nutrients without it. But she is barely drinking her formula now anyway so we are hoping she'll drink more cows milk and that she we can add foods to her diet quicker now that it seems she is tolerating things better then what she used to. 

We also have an appointment at PMH on the 27th for a check up and probably skin prick testing just to rule out any other possible allergies. 

We were supposed to start a chicken trial yesterday but the poor little miss is sick with high fevers and was vomiting last night. Hopefully this doesn't mess up her gut and cause things to go backward again.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

DAIRY is SAFE!!!! Woohoo!!



There is huge excitement in this house at the moment! Iyla is no longer allergic to dairy!!! A few months back I decided I wanted to give NAET treatment a go again. I know how to do it myself so I held a bottle of milk against Iyla and did the weird massage that somehow tells the brain that the food isn’t bad. 24 hours later we muscle tested milk and it was still bad so I did the massage again. I had to do this for 3 days and then finally the test was good. Since that time Iyla has had so many reactions to other things that we haven’t had a chance to really trial dairy. But I was giving her small bites of yogurt every now and again without that causing any issues. This week she has finally been doing really well reaction wise so I have increased her dairy amount. She has been having a few spoons of yogurt daily and I’ve made her pancakes with half milk half water instead of her formula. There have been no problems at all!! I’m so excited! Dairy is HUGE!!! And now that NAET has worked for one food I’ll definitely be trying it with others in the future.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

So confused, frustrated, tired and sick of FPIES!!

We have no idea what is going on with Iyla at the moment. She just isn't getting better...well we might have a good day or two here or there...but mostly she is miserable, sleeping crap, eating very little, pooing out copious amounts of mucous, then pooing out hard pebbles and randomly vomiting. Every time we start to get excited that she is getting better things go down hill again and i'm ready to scream to the world that i HATE FPIES!!! 

I'm sure everyone that see us thinks things must be going well because every time we drop Connor off at school or pick him up she is full of smiles and cute hellos for anyone walking past. I'm thankful for the fact that after the screaming in the car the whole way to school i get a few minutes of peace (until we are back in the car or home again) but i feel like she is making me look like i'm making this whole thing up. Trust me, i wish i was! I would stop 'making it up' in a heartbeat so that we could have our happy little girl back. 

We are thinking that her reaction to the soy in the homebrand wheat biscuits has messed up her gut and that it might take awhile for things to go fully back to normal. We are also wondering if it will be worth it to put her on complete gut rest for a week. That means no solid food and only formula. I'll talk to her dietician about it first and see what she thinks. Iyla will hate it and i know it will rough on us too as getting her to drink her bottles lately is a huge battle. But something needs to change before we all go completely insane.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Another rough few weeks

We have had some more issues with Iyla over the past few weeks. She seems to be having reaction after reaction. She has reacted to homebrand wheat biscuits (after we found out they have soy in them) so it's back to vita brits. She also reacted to the compounded paracetamol we got for her. So frustrating to still not have something to help her with teething pain and fevers. After talking to the pharmacist they confirmed that no food products were used to make her paracetamol and it seems it's just the paracetamol itself she is allergic to. Vanilla essence is another thing she reacted to. I added 1 teaspoon to a cake i made for her and it was a huge no go. I've since made the same cake again but replaced the vanilla essence for golden syrup. It's a huge hit! She also reacted to yeast after Reuben really wanted to try make her bread. I really need to get onto trying sourdough! And last but not least she reacted to a tiny piece of apple Abbey dropped on the floor. That made for 2 awful sleepless nights and an unending amount of poo! She is lots happier today, although still off most food and drink.

I'm sure you can all understand this has left me pretty exhausted. I'm seriously hoping for a few weeks reaction free so I can catch up with sleep and housework, and also not have to listen to crying almost all day long. I have been coping mostly ok, but the last few days have been extra rough. I seem to get to a point that it all gets too much and i find it hard to do anything but the bare necessities. I know if things keep improving i'll be back to my normal self in a few days. But my kids and husband need to be patient with me. Thankfully Reuben has been amazing and listens to all my complaining and gives me a much needed break when he gets home from work. Connor and Abbey seem to sense when things aren't going so well and they play up big time. I work hard to still pay enough attention to them but they always seem to get extra clingy when Iyla isn't well. I guess her crying gets on their nerves too. 


Hopefully when things have settled down some more we can start another trial. But i'm not going to push it right now. We all need a bit of a break.