Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Concern

There is always something that will concern me about my children. I have learned this in the past few years. Just as I have learned that most of the time things will pan out okay.

My newest concern involves Owen. Lately his bowel movements have been very very loose and sometimes watery (sorry for the details!). Jon and I think it may be lactose issues. This is not good because my boy loves his milk, cheese ice cream and yogurt.
However we are concerned. We are not ready to call the doctor yet, plus we think she will just tell us to take him off of milk products for a while. So we are going to try and experiment that will make us unpopular with the boy.

Our experiment will begin this weekend and he will be dairy free for a week. I am hoping that will give enough time to get all lactose out of his body and either see a change or not see a change. I am waiting for the weekend simply becuase that is the next time I will be able to get to the store to buy rice milk and soy yogurt. The cheese and ice cream we will simply cut out for a few days.

I am going to do some reading about lactose intolerance. So far the only symptom that I have noticed is the bowel movements and lately a runny nose. Jon noticed it as well and thought the same thing I do.

Wish us luck! Any advice or experience with this would be wonderful!

1 comment:

Lee said...

Unfortunately, I don't have any advice, but wanted to say good luck. Hopefully your little man will be feeling better soon!