Originally Posted by TanyaLopez
A couple possibilities to consider... I think the only reason DS stopped banging his head on the wall was that I started giving him a bunch of extra nutrients to support detoxification; even then, it took 3 months gfcf plus the pills. Not sure if you're thinking of the foods in the strict intolerance category (which I think is the issue for DD) or more the detoxification issue (which is DS's issue). For DH, I think his gut is pretty leaky and cutting out gluten and dairy didn't help. I'd bet money if we did some testing for him, he'd have a list of foods like Kathy's kids do--some just odd foods to be intolerant of.
Are you calling my kids odd?
DD2 has disgusting breath today. Just gross. So now I'm worrying that she's got a sinus infection of something. 6 days of fever up & down. I know she's allergic to amoxicillan. I don't want to wreck her gut any more with antibiotics. But I'm wondering if I should take her to the doctor. She's not eating much (a few bites here and there now), she's drinking plenty. The cough is pretty phlegmy sounding, but she's snoozing when she's in the car, and she's actually sleeping through the night, but then she's "Mommy I just want to whine on your lap" and I think maybe I should take her in. But I don't want to wreck what progress we've made or end up with an allergic reaction to another abx (she hasn't been on one since that reaction when she was 2yo). And here's a funny for you.
I still have my sinus headache that I've had for a month. So in the car today, I said, "I have a headache." DD2 says, "Me too." I said, "What does your headache feel like?" (I really wanted to know). And she said, "Like applesauce." Huh? She can't even have applesauce. hahahah.
WhoMe: My DH goes back and forth. He's all for me exploring avenues for healing BUT he thinks the pendulum is a crock. I haven't asked him about homeopathy. I got the hair tests without asking. We have an HSA account that I use for a lot of the testing but between supplements and the non-covered osteopath, we spend a bunch of money on it. Luckily we are seeing some progress (like he supports the osteo because I am not on abx anymore for the UTIs and the pain is so much better). But sometimes, he starts in and says "how much are we spending a month on supplements?" or "where is all our money going?" Luckily those are few and far between. But he sees the differences in the kids, so he does see progress. But he says things like "I wish I could feed my kids" because he doesn't have a handle on the cooking like I do, and hardly any of the foods that they can have are "easy". I know that he feels frustrated, but healing is a slow road. I'm frustrated at times too, but for some reason I have confidence that we're on the right path. I'm a big believer in the fake it until you make it theory, like with your daughter. Especially if she sees you as the food/medicine person and dad as the fun person. Make more of an effort to do fun non-food/healing things with her.
Have you tried flower essences? They're good for mood too.