Sunday, August 01, 2010


Poor Caris.  She has allergy problems, and I'm not sure we even understand the extent of them.  She has eczema that is completely miserable for her, and I am starting to wonder if dairy is causing it - or at least making it worse.  On top of that, she complains about tummy aches regularly.  For the last few nights it's been so bad she's been in tears.

I gave her a scale, 1-3, to try to explain how much it's hurting: 1 means it hurts a little bit but not enough to complain about it.  2 means it's bothering her and 3 means it hurts so much she comes to tell me about it.  Only once today she's said it's a zero - I've asked her 3 or 4 other times and she's said 1 or 2.  :-(

I told her yesterday that when I go to the grocery store this week, we're going to go dairy-free for her for a couple weeks and see if that helps.  It's going to be a pain, but at least it'll give us some answers.  I hope.