Visiting the allergist for Bruce. We finally got in to see that Doctor he had been referred to! Very helpful - the guy had thoroughly reviewed Bruce's medical file before the appointment. When Bruce was about 8 months old the Gastroenterologist diagnosed him with FPIES (Food Protein Intolerant Entercolitus Syndrome). The Allergist Dr is now calling it Food Protein Enteropathy because the prominent symptom is bloody stools rather than reflux or vomiting.
Eliminating fructose from his diet has helped a ton so we are on the right path now. If we do not introduce any more dairy, rice, or fructose into his diet before he is 4 his gut may mature and heal and he may outgrow the allergies! So that is encouraging. It's also great to know what is causing him to be so miserable and eliminate those foods.
This kid went to the allergist and had blood drawn then we found out his cast would not come off that day as scheduled and yet here he is, all smiles with his goofy sister! You'd be shocked to see the tantrums this boy can have! He's in the toddler-hit-bite-slap phase and he's surprisingly strong.
We went in the day before Halloween to get his cast off. I had Julia and Lexi with me (it was after karate) and they thought the cast getting sawed off was the coolest thing ever. Bruce decided it did NOT smell good after 2 weeks on his foot though, lol!
The x-rays showed that his bone is healing well but he did need to be recasted for at least another week. This time he chose purple and I was pretty happy about that!
Good-bye green cast! Hello Purple!
Tomorrow evening we return to the Orthopedist to get new x-rays - praying for healing!
We had a homeschool version of a Halloween party (The 8 kids that are always here, lol) with cookie frosting, mummy hot dogs, q-tip painting, monster punch, and banana ghosts.
Julia was Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty - I made her a staff and horns - totally free costume!
Taylor called herself "Detective Ten-oh-Ten" (like 101 I think??) and carried a magnifying glass and notebook with her all night. When Dean lost a minion mitten she looked all over with her magnifying glass to solve the mystery. It was pretty funny.