Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
-Hebrews 12:1-3

Monday, September 10, 2012

Slow and Steady

Over the past few weeks, we decided to bite the bullet, conquer our fears, and with a lot of prayer and the support of some amazing mamas, start D on a rotation of broths! Boy oh boy, has this been an adventure. So far, D has had each of 5 different broths about 3 times. He has not had any FPIES reactions, but I wouldn't say it's been easy, and we have a ways to go. He gets Beef, Elk, Salmon, Buffalo, and Snapper in rotation, every other day. We are currently giving him 1 1/2 tsp by medicine syringe because he still refuses a bottle and just wants to splash the broth around when given a spoon. I'm sure the taste is definitely not something he enjoys much either. When you're used to sweet, creamy breastmilk, why would you want salty or fishy or gamey tasting broth?? Next rotation we up it to 3 tsp every other day. He seems to be tolerating them pretty well, but still has some crankiness, restless nights, gas, and mucousy poops, but he's not in pain from these symptoms, and all of them are usually related to die off. They don't really concern me because it's just his body doing what it's supposed to, healing itself. God created our bodies to heal and by giving him these nutrient rich, gelatin filled, good fat containing broths, D's gut is healing!

Please keep prayers coming for Daniel's healing gut! We are on the right track here and I thank God daily for leading me to GAPS to not only heal my son, but to heal my whole family also!

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