Today we had an appointment for Owen to finally have his 1 year well child checkup (at 15 months) and he got his 6 months shots (better late than never). He is healthy and happy and for that we are very grateful. His height is way above average and his weight is just above average, so he is following well in the “big for his age” department just like his big brother.
Jack also got a quick check up and Joel and I were able to talk with the doctor about what to do next with him. Jack has been on a dairy and soy free diet for 4 weeks now and we haven’t seen any changes in his tummy troubles so we wanted to know what the doctor’s next move would be. So this is how it will look for the next month or so.
· Today we took in another stool sample to the lab to have it checked for parasites and other things
· Today we also began to reintroduce dairy and soy to his diet (boy was he happy to eat mac and cheese again!)
· In a week we’ll treat him again with Vermox for worms to try that once more
· In about 2 or three weeks, we will begin to eliminate gluten from his diet.
The doctor said that if gluten is causing the problem, we would know within a few weeks after eliminating it from his diet. So we’ll try that for 2-3 weeks and see if there are any changes. After that, if the tests come back clear, the vermox doesn’t make a difference and gluten is innocent, then we’ll be referred to another GI specialist and go from there. So that’s the game plan for now.
Thanks for all your prayers for our family and Jack, especially.