Food, poop, and doctors
- Made an appointment for Fiala at the gastroenterologist’s. ~sigh~ The doctor couldn’t see her until November 20, but I’m so OK with that, because I don’t feel like rushing into a whole ‘nother round of conventional medical care. Still, I felt like I should make the appointment. We have plenty of time to cancel, if we decide that’s what we need to do.
- Fiala *might* be OK with blueberries. I gave her five on Saturday, 10 on Sunday, 10 yesterday, and 10 today. The amazing thing is that, up until now, ANYTHING with ANY kind of sugar would immediately give her diarrhea. She has NOT had diarrhea from the blueberries, though. Praise God!!
- The bummer about not having diarrhea, though, is that now Fiala seems to be constipated! That’s a first. The poor dear. I think she might have even developed a little hemorrhoid. Seriously. I did a little Google search to see if that’s even possible, and it seems like it is. I had to stop searching, though, because searching for any info centering around that 1/3 of the body produces a whole bunch of unseemly websites that were NOT helpful. Ugh.
- Fiala’s skin isn’t great right now. I don’t know if it’s from the blueberries, or some other cause. But, she has a patch on her chin again, and her legs are broken out again. 😦 I hope it’s not from the blueberries, because eating just a few a day has been utterly dreamy. It has made me think of that Little House on the Prairie book (don’t remember which one) where the girls get a WHOLE ORANGE for Christmas. That’s such a different attitude from today’s supermarket-laden shipping-around-the-world norm. I can almost feel what Laura and her sisters felt, relishing my small allotment of blueberries, and having them taste so wonderfully, as they are my first fruit in more than a month.
- I tried giving her green beans today, but she didn’t like them. At all. After cautiously trying them, she mushed them up on her high chair and looked pitifully at me, then she started throwing them to the dog, who, surprisingly, ate them.