So, we are thinking the corn syrup wasn't potent enough. I have decided we will try this once again (Matt didn't agree with me). This time, I put cream corn on her band-aid. Not real sure if the bandage will even stick because it was pretty slimy, but we will see. We will check her bandage tomorrow morning and see if anything is happening. I have to be honest, I don't think our little home experiment is going to work - it's kind of a long shot - lol.
Besides her home style allergy test, things in the Berndt house are going pretty smoothly. Allie is still doing well with her night time feeds. She isn't sleeping the best but I know it's just taking her some time getting used to being hooked up to the pump again. She always seems to get tangled in the tubing and it pulls on her button. Of course, every time she makes a sound during the night, I run into her room because I'm nervous with all the tubing. Her daytime bolus feeds are going well also. She is accepting her feeds pretty well and for the most part she is keeping them down. Her oral intake has stayed about the same but it does fluctuate a little bit more than normal. The other day she ate a whole beef hot dog however that was the last time she really ate anything. Last night we had homemade gluten and corn free pizza. She only ate 3 small bites but it's better than nothing.
Tonight we went out to eat at Denny's. It was a corn & gluten disaster. We looked at the allergy information they provided us and basically Allie could get applesauce, fruit, bacon, hamburger patty or sausage. Since Allie really doesn't eat meat (her chewing skills are still lacking some) she picked the applesauce and grapes. Unfortunately, Chloe ordered golf fish crackers and Matt ordered onion rings. Well, of course Allie wanted both of those once she seen them. It's nearly impossible to tell a 2 1/2 year old she cannot eat something and then convince her not to have a meltdown in the restaurant. We tried telling her no gold fish crackers but the cries and tantrum started right away. Same thing happened with Matt's onion rings. Of course Allie didn't each more than a few bites of each but still - we didn't keep her away from corn and gluten like we planned. In reality, this corn and gluten free diet is proving to be harder than we though. It's even affecting Chloe because there are certain things that she cannot eat in front of Allie. I know we will get the hang of this diet change but in the meantime, it sucks!!!!
Time to go check Allie's corn bandage because I see her night gown is wet on the back. My guess is the corn is leaking through - oh the drama.
Hope everyone had a safe night last night and Happy New Year everyone. Praying everyone stays healthy and happy in 2011.
|Nothing too exciting here - this is what Allie's back looked like tonight|
|Too much cream corn on the band-aid - I think so. Oh poor Allie - the things we put her through!|