Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tummy Bug

When our kids get sick with a tummy bug, we give our kids Gatorade or Pedialyte to keep them hydrated, and feed them bread, soda crackers, rice and other easy to digest food. After a day or two the diarrhea is gone and the boys are back to their rambunctious selves.

It's a totally different story with DJ. He can't have Gatorade or Pedialyte, because of his corn allergy. We've been giving him apple juice, the only juice he will drink. After three days of diarrhea, the clinic suggested he take one teaspoon of liquid Imodium. The five of us head out to Wal-mart, to pick up some Imodium, only to discover it's packed full of corn based products. Crud!

I did some research to find what home remedies I could use. I discovered  apple juice can aggravate the problem. D'oh. That could be one reason it hasn't stopped. Then I found a recipe for oral rehydration therapy.

Hydration -
1 tsp salt
8 tsp sugar
5 cups drinking water
Mix until salt and sugar dissolve. Store in a cool place for up to 24 hours.

If he won't drink that, we also have white grape juice.

To relieve symptoms -
Starchy Foods:  tapioca, rice, dry toast, pasta, root vegetables - carrots & potatoes
Orange Peel Tea

Health 911 remedies
Acidophilus ("friendly" bacteria) - a tablespoon of liquid or one to two capsules
Apple cider vinegar -  a teaspoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water
Lemon juice - 1-2 tablespoons of juice  freshly squeezed lemon in a large glass of water

Nature's Natural Healing
Rice Water - Is this different from rice "milk"?
BRAT method - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast
fresh pomegranate juice

I think I'll try the abbreviated version of the BRAT method, RT. DJ won't touch the other stuff.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Coby's 8th Birthday Interview

Color Green
Toy Legos
Fruit Peaches
TV show What's New scooby Doo?
Game Lego Star Wars
Snack Peanuts with the shell on & dried cherries
Treat Popsicles
Animal Every cute one
Song All of the uh famous band Led Zefflin
Book Thick ones
Person Everyone
Drink All of them
Holiday All of them
Cereal Life
Smell Grape
Movie Star Wars VI
Breakfast Chocolate Waffles
Lunch Ham Sandwich
Dinner Shrimp anything

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DJ is Two

Here are a few of his favorite . . .

Things: In DJ's words he means. . .
Toy Monk  his monkey, Keko
TV show Wile Rats  Wild Kratts
Game pay uh tide  Play outside
Snack buh nee? pretzels & bunnies
Animal puh pee & monk dogs and monkeys
Book weed read, any book will do
Friend Nam Liam
Person Daddy woo hoo, a Daddy's boy
Drink A pay juu  apple juice
Cereal teeweeo honey nut scooters
Exclamation pane!! plane