Last night as we were getting ready for bedtime snacks, Jameson turns to Lucia and says: “lucia- you can’t eat anything anymore ’cause you’re on a diet.”
I’ve mentioned on the blog before (here or here).. about our lengthy search to figure out Lucia’s stomach. After finding very little with our regular pediatrician, we’ve had Lucia in to see a homeopathic Dr. this year & slowly but surely I think we’re getting closer to helping her! Last week we got blood results back from an IGA/IGG test. This test goes further then the standard food allergy testing (which we’ve done with Lucia and came back with nothing). Checking her IGA/IGG food panel allows us to see immunoglobulins (antibodies) to identify where the body isn’t working (particularly in fighting off infections/illnesses). Results are back. The largest culprit is dairy followed by: egg, citrus fruits, and gluten.
You’d think (and hope) these foods wouldn’t be her favorite. But egg and oranges are big ones. It was good to finally go ahead and pay for the testing. But the truth isn’t always easy or cheap. Is it? I know quite a few of you probably have experience with dietary things.. so please spill the goods. Any resource is helpful as we tread new ground. A couple new ideas I’m thinking of include: coconut milk & avocado pudding.
I never thought my girl would diet this young. But the good news is.. this diet has the potential to fatten her up a bit!