The way on, sort of.
I had a big long post about how cruddy today has been, but I decided to abandon it. Part of the reasoning behind that was that it gave too much detail to a fight my hubby and I had this morning… we’ve both apologized, and have committed to not playing into the enemy’s destructive plans for our relationship, but instead for each of us to take some steps to rectify our portion of the problem.
The “big” news, I guess, is that Fiala’s allergist finally called. We talked for about 20 minutes. The short version is that he feels like he’s reached the end of the road of his expertise for helping Fiala. He suggested a few things for the way on, all “and/or”, if that makes sense:
- See a pediatric dermatologist
- See a pediatric gastroenterolgist
- Put Fiala on elemental formula
- Stay the course
I’m tending to #4 for certain, and #2 possibly. We’ve definitely had some setbacks with Fiala’s skin in the last week, but overall, I think she’s MUCH healthier on the total elimination diet — no gastro problems at all — well, one in nearly three weeks, and that pretty much counts as “none.” Still, given the pattern of her poor responses to my incidental food ingestion (IOW, the few bad choices I’ve made whilst hoping that it wouldn’t be a problem for Fi) show us that she likely has some sort of sugar malabsorption problem, which is definitely in the g.i. doc’s realm.
However, I’m still undecided. Part of that is the time involved, and the dumb $50 co-pay we have to fork over for every visit. And, part of that is the question — will it do any good? The same is true for every treatment we’re considering… Will the time and money put into it produce worthwhile results? We don’t know.
Still praying for wisdom.
Proverbs 2:6-7 “For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.”