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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Asking for Prayers

~~As I mentioned in the last post, Savannah has been having digestion problems. Without getting too graphic, she's been having spells of hard, hard vomiting several times a day, even if there's nothing left to throw up. At times I've been afraid that she might pass out. They come without warning; sometimes after she eats but just randomly other times. The strange thing is that once she's finished she's fine and off playing.
~~This has been going on for about a month now. I took her in on April 8th and she went on antibiotics. That didn't help at all. I took her in Friday and was given some medicine to calm her stomach but it really hasn't seemed to work.
~~Savannah has a history of food allergies. We had the most difficult first few months after she was born. We couldn't figure out what was wrong. It's a very long story but we did eventually learn that she's allergic to milk proteins which is pretty rare. (And she was actually getting them through me!) It's not the dairy that she's allergic to but the proteins in dairy such as casein and whey. The bad thing is that those proteins are in many, many food products.
~~When Savannah turned two she really seemed to be outgrowing her allergy. We were able to introduce small amounts of dairy products into her diet. She just turned 3 last month and we had gotten to the point of not having to worry too much about what she ate.
~~Now I don't know what to think. I'm a big ball of nerves and worries. I can't stand to see her have these spasming fits. She just now has vomited about 5 times in 20 minutes.
~~That's a whole lot more than I would normally share and probably something that you didn't want to read but I'm asking for prayers for her. I would really like to find out what's going on and what I can do to help her.
Thank you.


Anonymous said...

I know how you feel worrying about your baby Kasie, it's horrible! You are both in my prayers.

If it helps, I would say that if she's not losing weight and is keeping some stuff down then it's probably not anything too horrible.

I know how you feel about the casein and whey. My daughter has Asperger syndrome and needs to avoid gluten and casein (it's one of the diets they think helps so I'm trying it) and it's an absolute nightmare trying to rule out both of those things.

My fingers are definitely crossed for you all :) My best advice is, trust your instincts and if your doctor says she's fine and you don't feel she is, then take her to another doctor. Mother definitely knows best.

Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry things are so rotten right now and Savannah feels so bad. I hope she feels better and they can properly diagnose her with whatever is causing her pain.

Do you think she is allergic to wheat as well?

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Very sorry to hear about the problems you're going through Kasie. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Tell me, can you take your daughter to an allergist to be tested or is she too young to go through that? It would at least help to determine what she is actually allergic to right now.

Poor thing. We'll be praying for her, and for you too! May God grant you peace and strength to get through this time of difficulty. *HUGS*


Elise said...

Kasie, I am so sorry to hear about your darling Savannah. Has the doctor come up with any explanation for this? Are there any other possible alternatives worth pursuing, or have you already been through that? Can she get a referral to a specialist?

Kasie, I will definately be praying for your family, Savannah and the medical people looking after her. I will pray that some answers come to light and that Savannah can be well again soon.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sending hugs

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Thank you all so much! It really helps to know that others are praying for her too.

The Conrad Family said...

Praying for you and Savannah! I am so sorry about all of this.

Anonymous said...

We will certainly be praying for Savannah and for you too. I know how hard it is to see your little one hurting and not be able to kiss it and make it better. We serve a great God. Nothing is too big for him. We love you all!

Anonymous said...

Hope you find out what is wrong soon!I will be praying for her!(hugs)

~~Dancing in the Rain~~ said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I know personally what it is like to watch your daughter suffer. Please remember we intestinal problems run in our family. If you need details email me and I will explain.

I will pray the Doctors have the wisdom to find what is wrong, peace for you and healing for Savanah.

Love you

Valerie Jones said...

Prayers coming your way, Kasie!

mornin'lady said...

Yes, we will most certainly be putting you all before the throne of mercy and grace Kasie! Stand firm in Him one day at a time, and remember He never allows more than you can bear as you put your trust in Him!

Jo Castillo said...

Thinking of you and prayers on the way. Hugs.

Ann said...

You may already know this or have been referred by your doctor but just in case, please get Savannah to a pediatric allergist, preferably one who knows about food allergies. They can test for a wide range of food allergies and sensitivities even at this age. That way you will know for sure if it is a food allergy or not. Kiddo was also allergic to milk as an infant but grew out of that just like Savannah. The peanut allergy has stayed however. Allergies can come on at any stage of life though. And not all doctors are knowledgeable about food allergies, so find one that is. In the mean time you could keep a food diary of everything she eats and try to eliminate suspect foods from her diet and see if that makes a difference. It may not be food related. I feel your pain and will be keeping you and Savannah in my thoughts and prayers. If you want, feel free to email me, even if just to vent. ann at nemcoskyart dot com. I've been there:)

Lei said...

I'm so sorry Kasie! Two of my four had milk protein allergies and as long as I was breastfeeding I had to absatin from several foods. They outgrew it around a year. It's really hard to deal with! I hope it gets resolved quickly for you. (((hugs)))

Anonymous said...

This spring just seems to keep bringing you heartache with the flowers and rain...I will certainly keep praying for you.

My daughter had lactose intolerance, and still has digestive issues which the doctors dismiss, but as a Mom, I know something isn't right. Let us know what you find out! And hang in there...