This morning I woke up hopeful. That hope was quickly dashed.
You see, last night Xander sat at the dinner table with us, and we enjoyed our first "meal" together since Xander was put on an elemental diet. His sad eyes looked around at our food and I almost had to excuse myself. But Daddy reminded Xander that his food was in his cup and gave him a high five and Xander drank his formula and then asked to go play.
It felt like we were finally moving forward.
And then this morning, I changed very upset little boy's diaper and saw a bleeding behind and diarrhea. I racked my brain trying to figure out what could have caused it since I was SURE that he hadn't gotten any food last night.
And then I remembered the "juiceboxes." Our allergist had sent us home with some E028 Splash boxes to try. Basically it is pre-mixed elemental drink. And we let him have two while we were on a long car ride last night. One was grape-raisin and one was orange-pineapple.
There is a very small population of children on elemental diets that cannot tolerate E028. And there is another population that cannot tolerate citric acid--- which the orange box contained.
So, now we get to notify the allergist about his reaction and see what she thinks.
I would so love to get off this ride. But then I think back to how happy and healthy Xander looked when we had things under control. He was so different! And I get back up and put one foot in front of the other.
Anything for him.