In the past week we have pretty much started feeding Abbey everything. We figured that if her worst foods weren't causing any problems that everything should be fine. She has been sharing our dinners and eating all sorts of foods for breakfasts, snacks and lunches. We are still staying away from additives and preservatives, but we are doing that for Connor too so it isn't that difficult. Abbey is totally enjoying eating!! On Saturday morning though we noticed that she had started with green mucus filled diarrhoea. She was still happy though so we persisted with the foods thinking her stomach might just be adjusting. By Sunday afternoon, the diarrhoea was worse and the crying had started. She was pretty good overnight but this morning again she was a miserable mess. I am so thankful that i already had a chiro appointment all booked in for her. The amino acids were testing bad again. So a quick massage in the same acupressure points and she already seems lots happier! The chiro told me that she will probably need to come back one or two more times but after that she shouldn't have a problem again.
It is just so exciting having this whole new life! We want to shout it to the world that our daughter is all better! It has been the hardest 18 months we have ever experienced but we have learned so much and i know our whole family have grown into better people from this experience. We have learned so much patience and i especially have learned how to cope with next to no sleep. If i was told that i would be dealing with this before it happened i would have said it would be impossible. I am known for loving my sleep! I remember when Connor was a baby and was already sleeping through the night at 11 weeks i used to think that God knew exactly what i needed and that is why He gave me a baby that slept so well. That theory was thrown out of the window when Abbey came along. During the sleeplessness and the screaming i learned that the only way that i could cope and the only way i could get through this rough time was by praying and relying on God to give me the strength to deal with it. And here we are now. We all managed to get through it. I still can't quite believe that it is over!! Well the nights still aren't perfect and Abbey still wakes 1-2 times but that is way better then it used to be. I have been getting a few 8hr stretches and it is amazing the difference it has made to my energy levels and mood. I feel like a new woman! Hopefully we can start teaching her now to sleep through completely. But I'm happy for now and just hoping this whole NAET thing will continue to work and Abbey will continue to be able to eat any food she wants!
I guess that this is pretty much the end of my blog. My Little Pie With FPIES no longer has FPIES :). There is no way that 6 months ago when i started it i would have known that we would find a cure. I was thinking that we would be in this for at least another 2 or 3 years. I am not complaining though! No parent wants their child to suffer with pain or to miss out on food which is such a huge part of our lifestyle. I pray that every parent with a child who has FPIES, or even other allergies will try NAET with their children. And i really hope they get the same results as we have gotten.