Monday, May 16, 2011

Day Three of the Detox

We are having a severe day three on Henry’s dairy and gluten withdrawal.  He has been pretty fussy the last few days and asking for milk and juice and other things he just can’t have right now.  I won’t lie.  It hasn’t been easy.  Sometimes I want to throw it all out the window and give him a cup of chocolate milk. 

Then this morning happened.  He woke up gagging and throwing up mucous.  I won’t lie again.  It sent me into a panic and made me want to give him anything that would comfort his little body.  The Naturopathic doctor’s line was busy during her calling times this morning which began to freak me out.  Finally I got her on the phone and she told me that day three of a dairy allergen detox is the worst.  He is ridding his little body of all the allergens and going through an allergic reaction. 

He has been sleeping on my chest all day.  Waking up crying.  Vomiting.  I change and clean us up and then he goes back to sleep.  I haven’t been able to get him to keep anything down.  Pray for my little baby.  I wish I could trade places with him with all my heart.

Here’s a great article about gluten intolerance.

http://www.frot.co.nz/dietnet/basics/gluten.htm

Both of us have a number of the symptoms and related issues.  What surprises me the most is the rare vitiligo that Henry has.  Hope this mess we are going through now clears it up.

1 comment:

katie said...

Praying for you guys. Hang in there.