Friday, January 18, 2008

Getting Desperate Creative

So, in a desperate attempt to figure out what's been bothering Jeremiah (for those of you who don't know, he hasn't been sleeping well and has been arching his back, crying in pain, and having lots of gas), I've decided to change my diet for a few days. I eliminated citrus foods and dairy (as well as fresh garlic and onions). I'm not sure how long I can keep it up, it makes for pretty boring meals. Anyway, we've had to be creative about dinner time. Wednesday night we were having meatloaf and mashed potatoes (I made the menu before the diet change). So, instead of milk and ketchup in the meatloaf, we used chicken broth. And instead of milk in the mashed potatoes we used chicken broth. We sauteed our green beans in seseame oil and soy sauce, and added seseame seeds instead of using onions, garlic, and vinegar as we had planned. The following day we had to really change the menu (I had planned Sloppy Joes). We threw together some already cooked ground beef, already grilled chicken, zucchini, rice, and chicken broth. It was surprisingly yummy.
As far as Jeremiah goes (sorry to bring this up after talking about meals), we're having his poopy analyzed at the lab in hopes that this will tell us why he has been in pain. He did, however, have a much better night last night and was very happy most of yesterday (and very sleepy today).


Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

I hope you can figure out what it is! Hopefully it's just dairy (if anything) and not all the things you mentioned. Olivia was VERY fussy whenever I ate dairy for the first six months.

However, I wonder why it's just now hitting him. Has your diet changed recently? Maybe it was the way you ate over Christmas break? But ... that shouldn't still be in your milk.

Maybe it was just the weirdness of Christmas - being back in the States, with Grandma and others to help keep him entertained?

Hopefully the poopy analysis will tell you exactly what's going on!

Daniel & Teresa said...

Thanks. :) He seems better now. I wondered if it was something left over from his stomach flu over Christmas (I read that it may take the stomach a little time to be able to digest milk again after a stomach flu).