Sunday, July 29, 2012

Changes already!

Even though it hasn't been very long that Sophie has been dye free, we're already seeing big changes.
The biggest one is that she goes to bed so much easier, and earlier. Before this, she would be so wound up that it was often 11 before she could settle down enough for sleep, sometimes later. Mornings were met with crankiness. Last night she was asleep at 9.
Her skin has been much clearer, too. Not counting the widespread rash of last week, she frequently has had mystery rashes spring up on her arms, legs, face, or trunk. Also she had one stubborn eczema patch on her scalp that would never clear up. She's had it since infancy. I noticed today that it's gone. For the first time ever, it's completely gone. Gone!
The transition has been easier than I anticipated so far. She has asked for a few forbidden items but when I tell her she can't have them, she asks why instead of throwing a tantrum. I just tell her it makes her sick and she moves on. I'm anxious about holidays, especially Halloween. We'll sort that out in October, though.
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  1. Christine, I've been thinking of you throught this. My middle daughter has many allergies and a condition known as EE (Eosinophilic Esophogitis). I'm so glad you are seeing some benefits from the changes you are making (although I was sad to see your family succumbing to a tummy virus).

    My Halloween suggestion. In my house, we have the Switch Witch. When my kids come home from trick-or-treating, we put all the candy in the middle of the table and pull out most of it to turn over to the Switch Witch (my hubby takes it to work). Reagan, my middle, gets rid of all her allergy stuff and the other two donate stuff they don't like as much. Each kid gets to keep a quart-sized bag of goodies (I throw in some good treats into the keep mix).

    We leave it out for the Switch Witch, who comes in the night and leaves a small toy (or ITunes card, $10 and under).

    Just a thought...

    1. Tia, that is a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I have been trying to figure out how to keep her away from all the candies and never even thought of anything like that. And I can always use candy to give out at work ;)

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