About a month ago I posted a tale of sickness. It all started with Sam, and ended with Maggie. Or so we thought. Because for her, it never really ended. Since then we've had some really, truly awful experience both with vomiting and with the contents of her diapers. And that's all the more detailed I really want to get about that, YOU'RE WELCOME.
Last week I took her to the doctor to get some tests done in hopes of figuring out if she had some rare Balkan parasite or something. These tests involved needles, getting a non-potty trained child to pee in a collection basin, and a pleasant afternoon of driving around with a cup of turds in my cup holder. And all for naught, because all the results came back negative. Don't get me wrong now, I'm relieved that there is nothing majorly wrong with her, but did you read the part up there about the turds? In my car? Yeah.
She seemed to be getting better though, so I breathed a sigh of relief, hoping that it had just been a nasty virus and that she was finally over it. Until Tuesday night, when the diapers from hell began again. Seriously, the fumes almost melted my eyelashes off.
After she was in bed, crying about the horrible rash that developed on her tiny hiney within minutes, I sat down to think about what she had to eat that day. Working backwards, she had grilled cheese for dinner, PB&J for lunch and a banana and soy yogurt for breakfast.
Maggie is the only one of my children I have ever given soy yogurt. She's my pickiest eater, and I try to vary the protein she consumes. However, she also my only child who has more consistent diaper rash and she DEFINITELY pukes more than the other three. None of my kids have ever had a food sensitivity/allergy, so it never even occurred to me that something she was eating might have been making her ill. Since cutting out the soy yogurt she's been seeming well. I'm going to wait a few weeks, try and let her have a little and see what happens. I'm hoping it won't be too tough to avoid if she does appear to be sensitive to it.
Naturally, just last week I bought two big bags of edamame to introduce to the kids. I guess she'll have to stick to peas.