Dec 13 2006

sick sick girl

Published by at 11:01 am under daily,kids,photos

Jocelyn just finished up a round of antibiotics last Monday, and now she is sick again. Started Friday with super goopy (pink-eye-y) eyes. We got some drops for her, the doctor saw her Monday morning and said, yup, she has a cold.

She is intolerant to milk, and she will get all snotty and sick when she’s had milk. Not just any dairy, but MILK. If the milk protein has been altered in some way, then she’s good with it. Cheeses are all ok, except american, which let’s face it, is basically congealed milk, dishes that have milk that have been cooked in the oven are ok (like bread. cookies. baked mac and cheese.) but stove top cream sauces are out. I guess it doesn’t break down that milk protein enough for her system to not go after it.

So James thinks I’m crazy, but I have been thinking about what she’s eating (as I always do whenever she gets a runny nose, FIND THE CULPRIT!) and one thing we’ve been doing is giving her M&Ms as a reward for various things. She let’s me blow her nose? She gets an M&M! She goes peepee on the potty? M&M time! She lets me put in her eye drops? Two M&Ms, one for each eye!

I recall at one time, like a year ago, I had chocolate in the “never ever give her” category. I don’t know why I changed my mind on it, but I did, and now I’m thinking that these M&Ms are the culprit. I can’t quite chalk it up to a normal cold when it happened so quickly after the round of antibiotics. Grrrr.

Ethan had this same intolerance and drank soy milk, but he outgrew it when he was about 18 months.

Jocelyn will be 3 in march. I’m starting to lose hope that she will outgrow it.


sick jocelyn

Poor girl.

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2 Responses to “sick sick girl”

  1. Chrison 13 Dec 2006 at 1:59 pm

    Oh, that looks so unpleasant…for everyone involved. Hope she gets better soon!

  2. Rattling the Kettleon 17 Dec 2006 at 6:46 pm

    I think I saw dark chocolate M&M’s at the store the other day, you might want to try those instead of the milk chocolate. OTOH, you probably already know how I feel about those deceptive little chocolates.

    It sounds like you’re getting plenty of dairy into her diet without milk, but have you thought about giving her goat’s milk? The proteins are supposed to be much easier on kids.

    My kid’s nose has been like a friggin’ faucet for 6 weeks now…