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Gabbi is 5 Years Old!
And I am 5 Years in Remission

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Short Scare and a Goofy Baby Girl

Baby girl. You know I write that and she very much IS my baby girl. She still looks like a baby, but technically I don't think she is. Well she'll be two on November 17th. That's the miracle baby's second birthday! She will have to get used to always being my baby girl!

Anyway back to the point of this post. She really is getting big. She seems so smart to me. She has a memory that I don't even think I have! She remembers everything and words you tell her once. She'll remember it later. Obviously only if she wants to but like bananas. I told her what they were once while feeding her one. Today while strolling through the grocery store Gabbi spotted the bananas and started yelling "Nana! Yummy!!! Nana! Yuuummmy?" So of course I bought some.

We get out to the car and I decided to give her a few bites and have a few myself. So she took a few bites and I kept reminding her to chew. She is so bad about wanting to just swallow. Of course she did and began to gag. I of course got nervous and had to pat her on the back a couple of times. It wasn't really serious just coughing for about 4 seconds. That's enough to make any mom pause and worry. Well she coughed it up and immediately, literally no breath in between motioned for the banana and screamed "Nana!!! YUMMY!!!"

"Sigh". Mom panics.....baby wants more banana. Typical.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

What Would YOU Do?

I wrote yesterday about Gabbi's milk allergy and the stolen cookie. Well last night around supper time she had diarrhea. Oh yeah poop talk! Well look away if you don't like it. haha I didn't know if I should feel that could be from the cookie she had eaten early that morning. Then it happened again and again. It was not large quantities but enough to make her sore, poor thing. She has been getting over a cold and did run a slight fever on Saturday but it disappeared fast. So I was questioning this huge coincidence. Was it the milk? Or did she not have enough for it to be even from the milk? It was one vanilla wafer. Was it the end of a virus?

Well the doc just called and said her allergy test results came back normal for everything! So now I want to believe it could be over but this whole diarrhea thing has me very uncertain. I think what I'll do is wait and make sure that whole episode has passed. She hasn't had any since about 3 a.m. So I will wait and then start introducing new foods with a bit of milk in it. I am nervous about it though. I really am regardless of the test. She had no vomiting but sheesh. Why can't we just get a break? haha

Monday, August 31, 2009

Daycare and A Mistake I've Been Waiting For


It is kind of sad when you expect a mistake to be made so you try extra hard to prevent it. You warn all those involved, stress the importance and yet it still happens. For those who are not aware Gabbi has had a milk allergy pretty much all her life. Unfortunately for her it took us 4 months of her life to really figure it out. By then she would profusely vomit anything that had milk in it. Depending on the quantity of milk she'd throw up more or less, followed by other unsightly reactions.

The doctor ordered an allergy test which was in itself horrible. Gabbi had a blood test for it on Friday and I am anxiously awaiting the results. The doc said kids can outgrow milk allergies (not to be confused with lactose intolerance).

Anyway back to my point. Today at daycare Gabbi stole another kid's cookie. Yes just as I feared even though I stressed to them there that she would absolutely steal another kid's food and that she could get very ill from anything that even has milk in it, she still managed to get a kid's cookie into her mouth. She wasn't about to give it up either and they could not get it out of her mouth.

Here's the kicker. Since of course we have given her no milk in ages we have no idea if she has outgrown the allergy or not. We are waiting on the results of the test that I am now very happy to have done. This cookie was eaten at around 9:45 a.m. and she is fine. Not so much as a tummy ache. I am thinking this could be a good sign. I would love to be able to introduce some new foods to her. It would make her life and mine so much easier!

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