Originally Posted by mommy2cias
My son is 3 yrs. 10 months and has some issues we need to deal with. One is that he's barely 27 pounds and 37" tall. He's barely on the growth charts and he gains weight very slowly. The other is behavorial(I'll have to expand on that at another time) and illnesses. He had several ear infections until we started taking him to the chiropracter in April 2005. He was scheduled to have tubes put in his ears, but we tried the chiro and it worked great. Unfortantly, he's all messed up already from all the antiobtics.
essed up group.. LOL
Hi Janice. I mostly lurk on this thread. My almost 4 yr old dd has had gut issues off and on since she was about 2 (when she weaned). My dd sounds a lot like your son.. in fact, she will be 4 next month and weighs 27 lbs. I'm not sure how tall she is. She is on the growth charts but just barely (last time I took her to the dr it was around 5%). She has grown in height this past 6 months but has barely put on a pound. My other kids are small too but she is a little smaller than them, still. Anyway, you mentioned something about yeast and I wanted to just say that I have always thought that her problems were related to yeast. I had horrible thrush/yeast problems when she was a baby and kept passing it to her.
I had a question for the group. My dd's poops are always throwing me off. I have tried eliminating several different foods (in fact, she was GF for almost a year because it seemed to bother her). Right now, I know that if citrus foods bother her stomach, and if she eats a lot of oranges or something, it can give her diarrhea for a couple of weeks!. Also, small amounts of chocolate and dairy seem okay, but if she eats more it will upset her stomach as well. I seem to notice when I up her zinc intake, her helps her stools normalize again. Also, if she gets a stomach virus, she can have diarrhea for 2-3 weeks after that. Sometimes, she will have loose stools and I can't figure out what triggered it. Her poor gut sounds so damaged to me. Thankfully, she seems healthy otherwise (nothing more than normal viruses). I give her probiotics (have for a long time.)
I looked into the SCD diet a while back, and truthfully, it seems extremely difficult for our family to do all the way. I am willing to try some changes but the whole thing will just be too much for me right now. (and I thought having the whole family GF for a year was hard! I really admire you mamas!)
Sorry if I'm talking too much! Thanks for listening.
Side note-- I just noticed that this was my 1000th post!