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April 20, 2012 By Mary
April 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm
Does that mean that Bennet has to come to terms with the fact that Jane is really a faster runner than him 😉It’s wonderful that you can see the meds working already, and that you know what’s ahead for your kids and are essentially experiencing it with them. You’ve had a lot of queries about when do you test lydia before you got these results, does this change your mind??Praying for additional energy and strength for you in the coming months. xxx K
Holly Sanders says
April 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm
oh mary…I am so sorry. this really bites. I’m glad that you got them tested, and now you know and can do something about it. I just can’t believe this happened so long ago. PA was a long time ago. some of us are dairy free eaters at our home. Drew used to be what free so we know life without cereals and crackers–plus all that stuff is full of processed crap. Just think how healthy you are all going to be. Have you tried rice milk? I drink the stuff. We actually get the trader Joes Vanilla kind. it’s sweet and yummy. I’m sure it probably has sugar in it tough, but I know you can make your own rice milk. We just got a vitamix last week and it has been great. We have made som many yummy healthy stuff in that sucker and you can make rice milk in it. Although, we may take it back and exchange it for the blendtec since I have talked to a few people and they said hands down blendtec. the vitamix has already overheated on us twice. Otherwise it’s been great. But since we got it at costco, we can return it anytime. Let me know if you have any dairy questions. The sugar thing I’m afraid I can’t help you with. I don’t think I will ever get off that stuff which is why I’ll probably be fat for life.
Liberty Brooks Hudson says
April 21, 2012 at 12:54 am
WOW! What a lot to deal with,but,what a great attitude you have,and I am so glad the meds are helping so quickly.Maybe it will be easier with the majority having the same diet.
Laura "Redial" EllJayPea says
April 21, 2012 at 3:31 am
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April 21, 2012 at 4:28 am
((hugs)) Is the diet permanent or only while you take antibiotics?
April 21, 2012 at 4:42 am
I love your attitude, and I absolutely believe God carries the bulk of the weight on some pretty big things in my life too. Isn’t it awesome to feel that?
This isn’t to say that if one of the children have a harder time during the treatment that God doesn’t like them, it may be that He feels they can handle it or something.
And having all your children with the same food requirements as you will make it easier all around, right?
I tried to talk my sister into trying rice milk, because that is all I drink. She put it in coffee the first day she bought it and I guess it curdles or something (I’ve never tried it) and she threw the whole carton away! Silly girl. I told her to give up the coffee and I got such a look.
If I were in your shoes, I would just go ahead and start making myself deal with the assumption that the baby has it too and that the sooner you start on treatment, the easier it will be for her.
She is your youngest, so it will be shattering, but you know that God will have her back just like he does the rest of you.
Now I want a fruit smoothie. And my refrigerator died last week and I have no fresh fruit in the house. No fresh anything really. I had to throw out every single item in both the refrigerator and freezer. Now that is some sad news!
Didn’t you say at least one of your children have a nut allergy? I wonder if this treatment will change that since allergies seem to be one of the signs. Just curious.
Jess @ MomEinstein says
April 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Oh honey. I’m so sorry the kids have it, too. You have an amazing attitude and I know you will all get through this. So glad to hear that you’re feeling better already and I hope their treatment goes just as smoothly.
April 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm
I’m so glad that you are a smart woman. Your kids are going to be avoiding symptoms unnecessarily because you are on the ball. They are going to be treated and on the right medication because you are smart! They are going to be healthier because they will be eating the right foods. I think you are amazing!
I relate to your way of dealing with things, I need to talk it out and process it all…somehow it gets it all out there and makes it seem easier to manage.
You guys are on the right road…Halleluah!
April 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm
I’ll send a hug and say, I know what you are getting at. Totally.
This week my daughters Endo told me lots of nice things, summing up that my kids are blessed to have me and I have an amazing attitude in dealing with what life throws at me.
I told him, I have no choice, it’s either laugh and roll with it, or cry. (But, I confess, his acknowleding it and complimenting it is nice – we single moms don’t get that often sometimes!)
Here is hoping that the treatment goes as easy for the rest of you…
Keep up the great attitude!
April 21, 2012 at 6:36 pm
Coconut Milk (delicious in smoothies!) and Coconut Flour are wonderful alternatives to dairy and wheat! Look for Paleo diet recipes, it’s a diary and wheat free diet.
April 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm
🙂 Life is good!
Heidi Smith says
April 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm
So sorry Mary.i am thankful for you that you had some time to realize the pills and diet were “doable” before hearing they all have Lyme. That itself is a gift!
Sunshine and Shadows says
April 23, 2012 at 2:10 am
I am thankful treatment is going well for you all. You are all in my prayers.
April 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm
I am so thankful and faith-encouraged to hear that you are doing so well! I remember praying specifically that you would not have a difficult time with treatment; GOD IS SO, SO GOOD! Continuing to pray for an easy time for the kids, and that God’s master plan will be illuminated amidst dealing with this stupid disease.
April 25, 2012 at 5:36 am
Anonymous, the diet is just while we are being treated with antibiotics.
And Other Anonymous, yes 3 of my kids have nut allergies and our doctor says their allergies might go away after treatment. We’ll see.
April 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm
It really amazes me how God can make everything better. I always joke that I must be His favorite daughter, because He helps me out so much. Looks like you’re His second favorite daughter (or maybe I can be unselfish and share the first place slot with you.)I hope and pray that everything continues to go smoothly and that your beautiful kids respond quickly to the medication.
April 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm
you are a great example of faith & a wonderful mom! how long is the treatment?