Monday, March 8, 2010


We tentatively believe we have an answer for all the bowel trouble Little Monkey was having. After weeks of yuck and stink and rash and things you don't want me to blog about...things are looking much better.

We have taken Little Monkey Man off of: Wheat, barley, malt (yeah, you KNEW he was a big drinker, but we are trying to curb the habit), rye, modified food starch, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, hydrolyzed plant protein, oats, textured vegetable protein, semolina, durum, spelt, kamut, einkorn, faro, and triticale. Don't ask me what some of those are, I haven't a clue. I just read labels for them.

We also took him off of soy, rice, potato, corn, and bananas and will re-introduce them slowly. We knew as of last Thursday that things were looking up...but didn't want to get too excited. We are still very tentative but hopeful. There was a time where we really thought that dairy was to blame, so that is why we continue to be tentative.

He does not have an official diagnosis of Celiac disease, although we really do suspect that is what is going on. He may be gluten-intolerant instead. The diet is the same so it really doesn't matter. It can take up to 9 years to get an official Celiac diagnosis...and it really doesn't change anything. There is a chance if it is gluten-intolerance that he could outgrow it.

We are just thankful that he is feeling better (ok, other than the tremendous cold he has with a fever of 103) and things are looking up. Thank you so much for praying for us, we'll continue to ask God's guidance in this situation.

I hate doing posts without pictures, so here are a couple on a TOTALLY unrelated note that I took over the weekend. I love when they sit together and do something...anything...together. There is lots of sibling rivalry right now. Mostly because Snug wants to be the boss/mother/babysitter of Little Monkey and Little Monkey is exerting his independence. The mess behind them on the rocking chair is a stack of hand-me-down clothes I was going through that some very gracious friends gave us for Hannah. There was so much really nice stuff for her and we are so blessed.
And here is my little model (I wanted to see how big Hannah would be when she wore this). He will kill me someday. His daddy will kill me if he reads this post. His Uncle Nathan is sure to have something to say about it. And I think he is just too cute! Glad that he is a boy though, and glad I am having a girl! This dress actually isn't my style* but it is in great condition and we will use it-Easter 2012? I think I probably had one just like it when I was growing up :o)

*I am not a big lace and fluff fan...I can remember not liking to wear lots of frills when I was little. I had two BIG no-no's for my wedding dress. No lace, no big bows. However, if Hannah loves to wear lace and foo-foo I will totally let her. I can't WAIT to have a girl!


CFMama said...

Hahahaha, I have so been tempted to put Nathan in a dress just to "see". LOL

At first reading the list of prohibited foods I thought you were eliminating everything but celiac disease would be a good thing to rule out. My cousin does alot of gluten free baking and cooking and I cannot tell the difference.

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh.. that last picture is hilarious.

Glad you are making headway in the health department. Sounds like his diet is great.. I think that is the diet I should be on! :)

Hope he continues to get better with your changes.


mrs. fuzz said...

HAHAHA! That last pic is hilarious! We have a picture of our then 18 month old boy wearing high heals and necklaces. Daddy did not like that picture at all let alone him playing with that stuff all together! Hopefully he won't be mad about it too much when he's older. You could always get it out when he starts dating. . .

MelArcile said...

You did NOT do that to him!!! I'm totally ratting you out one day...

Anonymous said...

NO ! ! ! I even erased this picture from my phone so I wouldn't have to see it again! Jack, I'll be on YOUR side!

nancy said...

I can't wait to see what your hubby says!!!!

Cute dress!

Glad to hear things are looking better.

You will have to write a book!