Monday, March 16, 2009

Please Don't Tell Me Cows are Evil Now Too?

Since last weekend, Abby's reflux has been flaring up again. This past Tuesday we had another pediatrician visit, and Abby's medicine was changed to Prevacid. The doctor also mentioned that she wanted me to eliminate dairy from my diet again. She's still suspicious that Abby may have a milk protein allergy, and she thinks that the last elimination diet of 2 weeks was possibly not long enough to tell whether or not milk was a problem. Since a dairy-free diet would be a HUGE change for an all-out dairy lover, I decided I would only try that if the Prevacid did not completely eliminate the reflux. I have avoided drinking my daily glass of chocolate milk until today.

Much to my dismay, we have had a terrible day with Abby's reflux. She vomited much more frequently today than she has since starting her new medicine last Wednesday. By tonight, her reflux had gotten so terrible that she was vomiting out of her mouth and her nose. For what seemed like an eternity, she started choking and having difficulty breathing. Her eyes became red, and she began to be very apneic. Very scary. Very stressful.

I have no intentions of repeating tonight ever again. I have no idea whether drinking the milk this morning was coincidental, but it is indeed suspicious. No milk for me for the next 3 weeks. I'm going dairy free. I just hope this works. If not, Abby is going to see either a GI specialist or an allergist. We're not going to play around with respiratory issues.


Ana Louise said...

are you allowed to drink soy or rice milk instead? Or are they on the no list?

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, that is really scary. Avoiding dairy is also more difficult than it seems because so many foods have it in the ingredient list. I've been praying that y'all get answers to what is causing the trouble. Keep me updated on how she is.

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