Nathan has been CF for about 3.5 weeks now and I am not sure that there has been any significant changes in him. He seems to be stumbling over his words a little less & looking into my eyes a lot more. Did he do that before? I can’t remember & right now, I don’t care. I am just so happy to feel the connection.
We started going GF about the same time but have only been partially successful. He’s down to only 1 or 2 infractions this week (at least that’s the ones I know of), but I think it is making a difference. We withdrew all gluten one weekend and he nearly spun out of control. It was as if he couldn’t control his impulses. He was hitting, raging, yelling and destroying things. I allowed a small amount of gluten (planned) into his diet every week until this subsides.
Today, he was into a sucker left over from a gathering we had yesterday. Don’t ask me what the ingredients were, other than sugar & blue food dye. His tongue was indigo! And then he started hitting, biting, raging, throwing a fit, refusing to wash his hands etc. I have to admit, I totally lost my temper too. I went to his room & we talked about it. He said his tummy was hurting & I told him that the sucker was probably making him feel bad.
So, I guess we’re heading for dye-free status too. And, a serious reduction in sugary junk!