Friday, October 26, 2012
This week has been trying. It has been rough but we made it through. Went to the doctors yesterday to get papers signed so we could get non dairy stuff for WIC and also get the children's allergies under more control. Gin has to take prescription zyrtec but the rest can take OTC. We are also working on getting those blood tests done for gluten and casein issues. Monday we go to P-cola for Nik and Chris and then later in the week take the other half of the kids to our doctor. I am still working on finding a job. This is all so overwhelming and hard. But I know we will rise above. We always do. This is just a bump in the road. I hope everyone has had a great week and can relax this weekend. Love and light to you all. Until next time...
Friday, October 19, 2012
It has been an exhausting week. We are working on getting Nik into sensory therapy. I also read up on other parents getting electronic toothbrushes. I really hope this works because brushing teeth is a horrible fight. We also have CARD getting him into their program to get some help with visuals. I am exhausted, as I am sure many parents of specail needs children are. I have three special needs and am worried about a couple of the others. I do not understand this. WHy do people not want to believe that vaccines can do this? I watched a few of my children go down hill after the MMR. One had a horrible reaction. I just will never understand this. I also do not understand why people find it so hard to believe our government would hurt our children. It is all in the name of science. However, if we give our children things that are bad for them we risk losing our children...but here is the CDC injecting these tiny creatures with poisons everyday and all is okay. SMH. It is horrible. More parents need to educate themselves. I hope that if anything, my blog will reach other parents who are going through similar situations, also reach new moms in hopes they reject most vaccines. Educate themselves and say NO to harming their children.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
SO far today has been well! I got some tips yesterday from a long time friend...get GF bisquick! OMG! It is amazing! She said to just insert it whenever flour is called for! Sooo instead of paying high prices for GF flours and specail flours (which I will still buy from time to time just not every day!). Thanks Apryl! I am loving the tips mamas! Keep them coming! They help me and I like passing them on as well. We have to help eachother through this. It isn't the easiest but it is worth it for the well being of our kidlets! until next time!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I do not feel as bad now. It is a bit more costly, yes, but I have found ways to do this. There is always a way. I have two children that go to their dad's on weekends so keeping them GFCF won't be so hard. I can send certain things and he should be able to get some as well. I think I was overwhelmed. A lot. lol. Well since we started no one has had upset tummies, dark purple rings around eyes are going away and no massive trips to the bathroom, or ER for a couple of my kids who have sensitive tummies. Next step is getting the antibody tests for gluten and casein done on all of them. All of them get the pink/dark purple circles under their eyes, the red ears/cheeks after a meal and then the major tummy issues. I am glad Nik's doctor told us to do this, not just for him, but all of them. (I went over family history with him as well). I still need a lot of blood work done on Nik. I guess first person to ask will be the doctor this friday and if he can't help, then when we go out of town to his neuro doc we will ask them. SOMEONE has to do these tests. Soooo...after some looking around town I think I have a few places down for most of our stuff. We will start making our own pastas. The kids love ravioli's and this has been one of the hardest things to tell them they can't have. Strangly they all listen when they are told they can't have certain things. Not too much fussing. Dinner tonight went well and I am hoping this is a good sign.
So if you have been following my story, you know what is going on from facebook. If you do not know, I will give a quick rundown... I have 8 children, am in school full time, married to a wonderful man who supports me in all I do and is a stay at home dad. Three of my children face some challenges in life. One had meningitis as a younger child and has some brain damage from encephalitis. Then I have one autistic child who also has complex epilepsy, astham and some severe allergies. Also there is my youngest boy who may have asperger's and some mild delays. I finally got the autistic dx from the psych doc. Now he wants us to do a GFCF diets. For those who do not know this is gluten and casein free. Which is in almost every single thing you buy! Casein is in dairy, gluten is pretty much all wheat and wheat types. So we also did research and since we have two other children affected in some way we are all going gfcf. It has been a couple of weeks and the transition has been tough but worth it. I myself am not having tummy issues anymore. So that makes me wonder if the dark circles under the kid's eyes and tummy issues come from a sensitivity to these foods?! We shall see. Is anyone else out there gfcf, one or the other? If so, why? And what has been the hardest part of it all? How long have you been doing it and how do you survive to pay for anything? lol this stuff is expensive! I mean we have been making our own breads and such because while it costs more to use gfcf produccts, it is cheaper to make yourself. I am looking for tips, hints and any help. I am hoping to get into a better routine here so I can post more. Life has just been beyond hectic lately! Until next time...