I cannot believe we are here...Day 12!!! The baby and I have been under the weather, flu or some sort of virus. I am feeling much better and back to normal. It seems unreal that we maintained the Intro diet through me being sick. I pulled it off somehow. The kids kept looking forward to getting a spoon of ghee and honey twice a day. It's amazing what a person will hang on to in order to satisfy that part of us that wants dessert. You make do with what you get, ya' know? Here they're left with meat, fat, broth, eggs, veggies, sauerkraut juice, sea salt, ghee, and honey and they tell me that ghee and honey taste like ice cream and sea salt crystals are like chips. (I am laughing so hard right now).
I feel like so much has happened since I last blogged. I wish I have been able to take pictures. Kai's skin has recently improved dramatically in texture and appearance. It has gained a slight suppleness to it. Something she has never had. I believe that the Vitamins A, D, and K are finally beginning to be assimilated by her gut. These are essential for healthy skin. She is deficient in them. Also, I recently started her on some Vitamin D3 as recommended by her chiropractor. I think this is a big jump in her healing. She is itching less during the day and the evening. It may not be enough for others to notice, but I notice! It's funny because the other day I was getting so discouraged. I even considered looking at other options. I called up a doctor that administers Low Dose Allergen injections to feel out that option. But the very next day Kai's skin began to look very different. It was just what I needed to keep me going.
The baby and I are doing a less strict style of the diet. I am allowing certain things for him and I since he is a baby and I am still nursing. We pretty much eat what they eat, but also some fruit, nut butter, and raw goat dairy.
The other two, Noah and Kiyomi, are hanging in there. There were some hard days. I guess there were some hard days for all of them at some point. But I kept my foot down. I am a determined mama at this point. There was proof of yeast leaving Kiyomi's body (don't want to get too detailed about that if you know what I mean). Josh has told me that he is noticing some higher level of alertness/awareness in Noah. I noticed too, but didn't tell Josh until he told me first. I sometimes want to make sure it's not just me imagining things.
So at this point they are all pretty much on Stage 3 of the Intro Diet and progressing daily. Kai is handling a few drops of Fermented Cod Liver Oil a day and this is a miracle! All in all, I can say that I am already witnessing some gut healing that has already taken place.
I am so proud of my kiddos. What they are going through is not easy and most children will never have to think about. They are going to appreciate good health and good food in a way that many won't. This experience, like all experiences in life, will make them who they are...and for the better.