Saturday, August 31, 2013
Hallelujah Blended Diet!!!!
Well my mommy gut told me to try the blended diet for Ollie. A blended diet is all natural food blended down and liquified to go through Ollie's feeding tube. Doctors do not support this method at all! One word.... Frustrating! Though, I wasn't finding much support, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. Ever since I had Owen, I find myself becoming more like a hippie. Haha now that's funny, me a hippie!?! Ok I'm not a hippie, but I don't believe medical intervention needs to intervene at all times. I think there can be simple solutions and they definitely don't hurt to try. So the following week after Ollie came home and recovered, I started this so called "blended diet for tubies". Holy cow, we saw dramatic differences! Ollie was no longer frail and discolored. He was ever so happy and turned into a jabbering baby. He finally laid on his stomach and tolerated it. I held my baby boy in a vertical position and snuggled him like this for the first time! Wowzers...I'm crying tears of joy for the first time in a long time! The biggest and best difference though was Ollie has completely stopped throwing up! I could just cry my eyes out for this, because imagine throwing up 5-10 times everyday for six months straight. He was miserable....mommy and daddy were heartbroken and weren't sure if it was ever going to end anytime soon. The blended diet just proves doctors aren't always right and sometimes parents need to research themselves so they can determine what is best for their child. In my eyes the blended diet is a miracle!