Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No Wheat for Ryan...poor boy!

So we did the 4 day elimination diet for wheat only. On day 5, Monday, I added back wheat full force. He had Raisin Bran cereal with rice milk at breakfast and 30 mins. later had a leaking diaper (you know what I'm talking about). Poor Grandma Susan! So then we gave him a sandwich on wheat bread for lunch and he complained all afternoon of a tummy ache and then had another terrible diaper around 4:30 pm. That's when I had to change his outfit and realized his tummy was extremely hard and distended. He looked very bloated. He barely ate anything for dinner last night still complaining that his tummy hurt. So, we know for sure he cannot be on wheat or dairy. Let's pray that soy and eggs don't give us the same results! We can't test those until after he has fully recovered from his surgery (which again is this Friday). Today he has not complained about his tummy but has not had a regular Ryan appetite. He did however show Nat & Reagan a true "fit" when he started kicking, hitting and screaming while we were visiting this morning. Reagan was very concerned about why Ryan's tummy was upset. We have not experienced this behavior in well over a month (since we removed dairy). I think that was the icing on the cake that we have to say "bye bye" to all wheat products. Oh...this should be fun! We are thankful for answers though. Ryan should feel like new in another month. His tummy has probably hurt his whole life and he never knew it wasn't supposed to.

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