We got home Monday night and it was time for dinner. Kara's meal was some beef, wheat pasta and some applesauce. Noodles (noo-noo's!) are her favorite. This child would eat noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner if we let her. Easy enough, right? Well, she eats ketchup on nearly everything. EVERYTHING. (If you are thinking that that might be her tummy problems, tomato has been safe for a long time...and if you are "ewe-ing" at ketchup on noodles, ketchup on everything, it's not like she can load her pasta full of butter and other seasonings!) :)
Anyway, I brought her plate to her and she immediately asked for ketchup. My heart broke. I got down to her level "Kara, your tummy doctor said no more ketchup, sweetie. She said it might be making your tummy owie." "Oh! No owie tummy Mommy" is what Kara replied, rubbing her tummy. She took her plate and started eating it up like it was no big deal. Just before dinner Brian had a battle with Brenna at the grocery store about how she wasn't getting a treat that resulted in a major meltdown and then I had to take ketchup away from Kara, the one food (food?) that she loved in case it's causing her problems. Kinda puts things in perspective, doesn't it?
This is going to be a rough few weeks. Patience, patience, patience.