the following information you are about to read is of personal opinion. i am in NO WAY writing to offend ANYONE. i promise. remember. this is my own little journal of sorts. and this is "where we are" right now.
who knew i was the type to need a disclaimer on this here blog o' mine. but you know me and my notwantingtooffendpeople issues.
so we begin a new journey here in the wisner house. yesterday was Day One Of The Wisner Lactose Free Journey. or at least it was for the goo.
a little background to help keep people up to speed. goo? not herself. hasn't been herself for i don't know how long. and buz and i have tried almost everything we can think of to "fix it." and honestly, i don't know what "fix it" looks like other than sleep. lots and lots of sleep. or "yots and yots of syeep" as big h calls it. he's missing it too. we all miss it.
The Fall of '08, which resulted in an ER trip for some dermabond and a permanent scar that she'll be forever trying to cover up with Maybelline as well as a sedated CT experience. good times. grumpy goo. don't care for her. so more times to the pedi than we care to admit. ear infection. check. another ear infection. check. one or sixteen more. check. daddy and mommy reaching their limit. check.
off to our third surgery center for tubes. (you know, one of the ones in the metroplex that we hadn't tried yet.) that was a monday. no sleep that night. interesting. cranky for three more days. and no sleep for three more nights. more and more interesting. pediatrician on thursday to see what's wrong. almost consider bringing him a gift card of some sort because...well, i don't know why. but we choose not to seeing as how we personally make sure his family has food on the table each month.
he says ear infection. i say what the ____!
sorry. this is a family-friendly website we're running here.
don't think i didn't want to have the guts to say what the ____, but decided that "seriously? are you kidding?" was more appropriate.
let's stop here. and talk about the fact that since the goo was about eight or nine months, homegirl has taken something out of a syringe at least once a day everyday. everyday, people. to say that the goo does NOT like taking things that taste like powdered toilet cleaner disguised as a starburst is a bit of an understatement. kinda like me saying i don't really care for the summer months so much but they're ok.
so on to more antibiotics. buz and i have high hopes that once the antibiotics do their thang, we'll have old school goo back. no such luck. still sad and grumpy during the day. still not sleeping. no one. and we're actually cry it out (or CIO as they say on the internet) people. so buz and i are going in there several times during the night. actually, let me correct myself. buz is the only one going in there because goo automatically wants more from me than she does with buz. he can pull off going in there and resting his hand on her chest for thirty minutes or three hours. remember...this guy has to go to work the next morning.
well, blah blah blah. i've just read all of this. and whew...talk about a glass half empty post. cut to the chase, janet.
fast forward to this past sunday. she is up a LOT saturday night. sunday we miss church. so we head to the park. buz and i have talked a lot lately when we're praying at night that we just want the Lord to reveal something to us. anything. so we get to the park and there is one other family there. somehow the mom and i begin talking because she has a son roughly goo's age. it turns out she's a holistic health care provider.
i know. work with me here.
after our conversation, her two suggestions are
- take milk away from goo's diet. mainly just the drinking it in a cup part. but try hard not to have anything else in it either (cheese, yogurt, etc.). do this for ten days. see if we start to notice a difference. on the eleventh day, reintroduce it. she's almost positive we will notice a difference.
- take her to a chiropractor. she begins to tell me that she thinks goo's second vertebrae might possibly be "out of whack" and may be pinching her eustachian tube, causing ear infections.
she says a lot of other things that frankly i don't understand.
before i go any further, here's a little shout out to my buddy, angela. hey angela, i know you're a lurker. know that after this post, i am expecting either a comment or email about what kirk's take on this whole thing is. deal?
so today was Day Two of Goo's Lactose Free Journey. we're doing fine. lots of lemonade and juice and water.
and thursday at ten-thirty in the morning, we head to our first holistic experience. goo's first chiropractic appointment. and i'll be honest. i'm pumped. i'm trying not to get my hopes up. but i really feel like this could be a great thing.
rest assured. i'm not going to stop shaving my legs or start making our whole family wear these.