My Little Pie

My Little Pie

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Spinach is a fail

After Abbey got better from her horrible cold and ear infection we started a spinach trial. Like i said in the previous post i didn't think it would work. Although it sounds like a definite fail, with random stomach cramps, screaming, hardly sleeping and hardly eating, she didn't get any diarrhoea. I didn't want to call it a fail right away and after talking to Abbey's dietician we decided to stop until she was back to normal and then start again. In the time we stopped, her sleeping, eating and mood improved.

We started the spinach again on Monday and the last 3 days i have only managed to get 1 full bottle into Abbey throughout the day. She is still drinking 3-4 bottles during the night but that is no way near the 9 she usually has in a 24hr period. On Monday night she had 1 screaming fit during the night and woke me 5 other times just for cuddles or a bottle. Yesterday she had lots of screaming fits throughout the morning. It took a long time to get her to go for a nap and then she only slept 30min. She woke up screaming hysterically like she was being murdered. Once out of bed though she was completely spaced out. We couldn't get anything out of her. She refused eye contact, refused to talk, wouldn't eat. She just laid against us staring into space. It was so weird! I could even lift her arm and she would just let it flop down like she was fast asleep. This lasted for about an hour and after that she was back to her happy usual self. I spoke again to her dietician and we again decided to give it a break for a few days and then try again. Seeing as she still has no diarrhoea we aren't quite sure what is going on. 

After last night and today though i have decided to call it quits. Abbey slept fine until about 11pm. She just woke twice for a bottle but then went right back to sleep. From then onward though it was awful. She woke me 7 times between 11 and 5.30am. So basically hourly. Today she has also still been having heaps of stomach cramps and had another weird spaced out episode. I'm still not sure what that means but its a bit scary. We decided to do our awesome at home allergy test with all her foods again just to make sure nothing else could be the problem. It turns out canola oil and spinach are the ones giving her problems. So we will be stopping the oil too. I really really hope she is back to her happy self soon and starts eating again!! 

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