Thursday, May 21, 2009

Well, I guess I sorta expected this...

So there are moments of parenting where the soles of your feet feel your soul sink into them; when you are confronted with a new challenge, something you never thought you would have to deal with. 

With the teenager it was a series of medical tests to determine why he was not growing at an appropriate rate when he was little.  Thank goodness that he did not have cystic fibrosis.  In the end it was determined that he just had his own pace of growth. Now he is a strapping 5'7" soon -to- be man. He turned out taller than his dad.

Well, we had one of those moments with the wee one this past week.  A rash and some blood with poop caused a visit to the doctor this week. We left with a diagnosis of eczema and probably lactose intolerance or egg sensitivity. There is a history of lactose intolerance on my husband's side of the family, so, I guess this should come as no surprise. But the challenge is providing proper nutrition to a little guy who would choose to eat only eggs and cheese; with an occasional carrot, if he had his way.

Can you say rice milk?


Anonymous said...

Poor little feller.. could he possible eat those egg beaters?
I feel for him because I love eggs, milk and cheese too.

Wendy said...

From what I understand people with a lactose intolerance can sometimes handle raw milk, but he's pretty young for that, because I also read it shouldn't be given to a child under three.

My twelve year old (and now her eight year old sister) developed "issues" with pasteurized milk and can't drink it without some gastric upset. Certain brands of ice cream cause all kinds of problems, too, which sucks, because the twelve year old, in partcular, LOVES ice cream!

I'm so sorry to hear about this, though. Food allergies are really tough to deal with.