It has been a year since I wrote. I honestly forgot I started this blog. Over the next week or so, I am going to post some of the things I have written on a different blog- that way everything will be together in one place.
Here is a veeeery short in a tiny nutshell recap:
Much has happened in the past year. I became pregnant again and delievered a wonderful baby boy in a (long) home birth.
When he was a week old he started having mucus and blood in his stools.
I had already cut soy, gluten grains, fish, tree nuts, and dairy (because of my own allergy) before Baby Bear was born. When I realized he was having problems I cut more foods, and more foods, and more foods, until I was on a 10 food diet. That still didn’t work.
So 8 ½ weeks old we switched him to a specialized formula called Neocate, which retails for around $55 a can. One can currently lasts us just under 3 days.
Little Cub’s issues are becoming more complex. We know she has histamine intolerance. I am certain we are now dealing with MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) of some kind. She continues to have “chronic idiopathic hives” but they are starting to show a pattern and become less “idiopathic”. One of her definite triggers is the cold. She flushes, had mood swings of epic portions, more foods have been lost then gained recently, and the list can go on and on.
That is the nutshell for now!
I am the mother two wonderful and Rare children and am honored to be the step mama to two awesome teenagers.