Here we are on day 2 of the restricted diet and I have a gut feeling that she is going to be failing our first food challenge.
We decided to do apples to start because they are a pretty common food around our house - sippies of apple juice and water for big sister as well as for Kara, apple sauce with supper, or in her barley. In the last month I started questioning if it could possibly be the apples that weren't working in her diet, that's when I decided to start here.
Kara has not had much of an appetite at all the last few days so it's been difficult to get her to eat or drink much of anything. Her diet yesterday consisted of Neocate, barley, dehydrated apple pieces and applesauce. She did have a few bites of corn on the cob as well, because I'm 99% sure that corn is a safe food for her. She seemed to do fine with this.
Brian got up with her this morning and changed her diaper. He got me up because he wanted me to look at it. It definitely didn't look too good and was definitely loose - pretty familiar, actually, and very foul. But, this isn't entirely abnormal for her either. I got a sample of it for day 2 of the occult blood test - I'm sort of starting to think that there is blood in it as well.
We did barley and applesauce again for breakfast which she refused but she did drink a 6 oz bottle. As a snack I cut up apple pieces for her and big sister to eat. She took a few bites of that and threw them on the floor. I gave her the rest of her barley and applesauce which she ate ok. She started to get so fussy so we tried another bottle with no luck. She was really fussy, acting like she was tired so we put her in the crib. She cried and cried in the crib so Brian went and got her. She had another dirty diaper. Dang. Maybe she's failing the apples, maybe not, I just can't be sure yet. We finally got her down for a nap and I'm listening to her pretty restless on the monitor right now. I'm not sure if I should keep going with this or call it a fail, it's really minor so far, if it is a fail. I guess we'll see how the evening goes.