Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Wishful thinking....and a glass of wine
I was hoping that the too-good-to-be-true signs we saw after taking a break from their antimicrobials/nutraceuticals for the stool test meant that the overgrowth wasn't too out of control. Unfortunately, it was just the calm before the storm.
Grayson went off to school perfect and came home like a space cadet. I knew this was the start of the oh so familiar downward spiral that inevitably follows a break from their antimicrobials. He was quiet and distant, played on his own a lot and Gavin's interferences resulted in explosive outbursts. His belly which had been so flat for a week now, was bloated again tonight. After bedtime, he came out of his room twice to rub a wet washcloth on his neck, because he was hot. He was also exceptionally thirsty. All signs of die-off. Now, I have to decide whether to wait this out to see if he levels off again or to continue to increase the antimicrobials. My gut tells me, we are going to be heading right back to the high doses of antimicrobials.
Gavin had a rough day today too, he was more volatile than Grayson. His die off signs are different from Grayson's. It actually took a while to get a handle on what they were, considering what we were so used to with Grayson. Today his belly was huge and his moods were extreme. He was still speaking very well, but the moods were just out of control. He couldn't handle any direction, and he would vacillate between needy/clingy and defiant.
Bedtime was tough, I was alone tonight, but now I sit here with the glass of wine that my husband brought me and I am in self-pity-land for now. Tomorrow is another day.