You know what's ironic? She had a blood draw for lead and CBC, and the nurse asked if I wanted to test for anything else, while we were at it. I asked "like what?" And she suggested diabetes. I thought that sounded totally crazy and was like "oh no, we don't need that!"
Other symptoms: Constipation is the main one, but I've seen some little eczema-like rashes once in a blue moon. Lately her skin has had this funny dry texture to it, almost like tiny little bumps that you can't even see. She's also been reeeeeeally hard to put to sleep lately, but her recent difficulties have coincided with our last move, so I just thought it was stress.
I just looked at the symptoms of type 1 and ketoacidosis, and I don't see anything familiar except the sweet-smelling breath. She did have a cough about a month ago that took awhile to go away, and she had a couple of coughing spells after exertion, but it went away and didn't seem serious. She does have a heart murmur that our last doc didn't think was anything to be concerned about.
She's had slightly elevated lead levels that we've never really resolved, but we have moved since then. I had a hair test done that was so crazy off the charts that the only way I could reconcile it was that I did the test wrong and it was tainted.
She had all the normal newborn screenings.
I'll call her old docs on Monday and see if I can get any info and have her chart sent to me. We don't have a doc here in Richmond yet.
What else would I be looking for for a metabolic condition? What are the names of some I could look up?
What should I be feeding her to keep her well at this point? She needs very frequent meals??
I just thought of another symptom that might be relevant. She loves sweets. I feel silly typing that, because, who doesn't? I've always been careful of not giving her sugar, but I think I made the mistake of feeding her basically unlimited amounts of fruit from the time she started solids. Since realizing that she needed a lot more fat and protein to help her constipation, I started to limit fiber, bread, etc. But lately I feel like my DH has been sabotaging my efforts by offering her a lot more fruit, dried fruit, and sweets/baked goods/frozen waffles than I would ever give her in a million years. We've also been eating a lot of french toast for breakfast (with maple syrup) and rice noodles for lunch or dinner. Bananas and dried fruit are her favorite snacks.
Oh, and she's "only" had her 2 month shots.