Hello there! This week’s update will be short and sweet because:
a) only a few things changed, and
b) I’m exhausted! 🙂
So here goes:
Last week we had success introducing a drop of egg yolk to my oldest son who was previously allergic to egg yolks. Yayyy!!! Talk about a reason to celebrate! This week, I simply repeated the drop of egg yolk in his food. No reactions whatsoever. Then I increased the egg yolk a bit, and so far we are up to 5 drops of raw egg yolk in his food/soups with absolutely no reactions.
My son’s eczema is slowly improving. I dissolved 5 pellets of homeopathic mezereum into a cup of water and gave him a spoonful three times a day. It’s getting better. Not in a remarkably fast way, but still, it’s not getting worse and that makes this mama happy.
Then, my two littlest ones caught a cold. They ran fevers and developed sore throats and we’re still working our way through it. (That’s really why I’m so exhausted.) I’ve been judiciously administering cell salts #s 4, 9, and 5, in that order, to help them through it. (Read more about cell salts here.)
Even though it’s no fun to have a cold run through the family, I have to stop and give thanks. Before GAPS, we were catching colds 2 or 3 times a month. No joke. It almost seemed like once a week there for a while, with winter always being the worst. However, since we’ve started GAPS this is the first cold – that’s over 2 months sickness-free. I’m thankful. We’ll bounce back from the cold quickly and keep on truckin’.
So it’s all good.
Before we started the GAPS diet, I remember reading in the Frequently Asked Questions that carbonated water was GAPS legal. (Page 83 or so.) I just recently remembered that and started having some each night.
I used to hate carbonated water. I mean, yuck. But now it’s the treat of my evening. Hah! Listen, there is really no food that normal people crave that you can have on the Intro diet. Well, at least not for me. So I’m loving the carbonated water, enjoying the sharp tingle on my throat and the experience of something, anything, different.
If carbonated water is not GAPS intro legal, just please don’t tell me. I don’t want to hear it. It’s like the only thing I can look forward to. Leave me be.
But I think it’s legal.
So that’s that. Nothing really big, just still celebrating and reveling in the fact that my boy can have egg yolks now. We will slowly be increasing the amount and we will definitely be enjoying the healing benefits of this food. And I don’t have to freak out each time I give the other kids egg yolks anymore. Sighs. Lovely. 😀