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Old 11-01-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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I think the idea of organic lollipops is pretty ludicrous too BUT, the fact of the matter is that my children react to food coloring and organic lollies don't have it. Of course, if she'd rather get tubes for her child than even try, she wouldn't "get that" at all. Sorry.

It's not just the food color. It's the corn syrup. We're mostly corn free at teh moment and whenever we have it, my DDs behavior isn't good. These lollies are actually made with real sugar. Go figure.

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It's not just the food color. It's the corn syrup. We're mostly corn free at teh moment and whenever we have it, my DDs behavior isn't good. These lollies are actually made with real sugar. Go figure.
I guess the whole idea that what kids (and adults) consume actually matters to their health is a foreign concept to her (totally different, sad commentary about her that new idea == mocking other people). THIS is what our society has come to?
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I guess the whole idea that what kids (and adults) consume actually matters to their health is a foreign concept to her (totally different, sad commentary about her that new idea == mocking other people). THIS is what our society has come to?
Yeah. I think that people feel threatened when other people do vastly different things than they do. Not sure why. I mean she gathered facts and made a decision, just like I also gathered facts and made a decision. We just happened to make different decisions.

And FWIW, going gf/cf hasn't been the golden answer I was hoping for so I'm not one to go touting my success. DD still has the same poop issues as before so I'm not in a position to judge anyone. But if someone asks, I will tell my story b/c it might help them in some way.

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But that's the thing (and yes, I'm bad not to move to the new thread). Do you really think she looked at the issue as thoroughly as you did? Or did she just not do any critical thinking and follow whatever path her particular doctor recommended? To me, that seems to lead to defensive thinking and lashing out. I'm not saying everyone who makes a different decision didn't look at the issue clearly, but most people who make non-mainstream decisions have thought about them a lot more.

Interesting case in point: we celebrate Halloween with trick-or-treating, but just recently I learned a new friend with kids the same age doesn't celebrate Halloween, I think for religious reasons. I've been vaguely aware that some Christians don't ToT, but I always have, and I can't say that I've thought about it a whole lot--bet she's put a lot more thought into it than I have. But reasonable adults (lately I've been shocked at how few are out there) are okay with making different decisions, and I'm okay with not deeply analyzing whether ToT is compatible with Christianity--it's fun and I'm okay with it, and I'm obviously fine with her _not_ being okay with it.

And hey, just because you haven't finished and gotten your good results, doesn't mean your work is less worthy. You've had a seriously tricky problem to figure out, and you've got a lot of pieces now, but it's still a lot more than the stereotypical kid with EIs who could be basically fine just without milk. It IS hard when you can't say "Hey, look how wonderful my kids are, I put in a lot of hard work to get us here" because it's harder for people to visualize how your situation could be so much worse if you hadn't put in the hard work. Kid on three daily pharmaceutical drugs, and still with behavior issues?
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And hey, just because you haven't finished and gotten your good results, doesn't mean your work is less worthy. You've had a seriously tricky problem to figure out, and you've got a lot of pieces now, but it's still a lot more than the stereotypical kid with EIs who could be basically fine just without milk. It IS hard when you can't say "Hey, look how wonderful my kids are, I put in a lot of hard work to get us here" because it's harder for people to visualize how your situation could be so much worse if you hadn't put in the hard work. Kid on three daily pharmaceutical drugs, and still with behavior issues?
I was just having this conversation with someone. How its hard b/c we don't know what the situation would look like if I did nothing. We could be a whole lot worse off, I know that. But b/c we don't really know, it feels like I don't have anything to hang my hat on. And lately I wonder if I'm not just some whacked out mom whose "thing" it is not to fit in, IYKWIM. I mean they are still functioning. Who cares if we go through boxes of tissues, tons of tp and I'm going to divorce my DH b/c he spends so much time in the bathroom. Everybody has issues, right?

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