Setback in Fiala’s skin — happy birthday!
Oh, dear. My heart aches. Fiala’s skin is the WORST it has been in more than a month, maybe in two months. Both her cheeks are bad, one has a lesion, and behind her legs are scabbed and oozy again. I had to give her Benedryl, put Protopic on her face, and triamcinolone on her legs. 😦
At first, I thought it was “just” chocolate that I caved and ate over the weekend (dairy-free chocolate chips). But, her skin continues to worsen, so I’m thinking that it’s something that she’s being exposed to regularly. So, I’m taking her back off of four things that I’ve added in her/my diet over the last two weeks: avocado, blueberries, cranberries, and honey. All have been added with caution, slowly, in small amounts, but something is hurting her. I’m just not sure which is the source of the problem.
I’m extra-bummed out, because tomorrow is her 1st birthday, and I was planning on making a blueberry crepe for her from garbanzo bean flour, stevia, cinnamon, honey, and blueberries. As I made a sample for myself last night, I looked at it and realized that I just couldn’t do it, couldn’t feed it to her. Her skin is just too, too bad.
So, I guess she won’t really have a birthday cake or treat of any kind, and that makes me so sad. The only thing that consoles me is that she won’t remember.
Happy birthday, pretty girl!