Monday, August 17, 2009

Jer and I Are Contemplating Buying a Bubble. For Lydia. To Live In.

Thursday I learned Lydia DEFINATLY. Can. Not. have Kix cereal. Her intestines Will. Bleed.

Wanna know how I know? Because she was bleeding from her ass, again.

So we went to the same store we shop at for all of our favorite organic stuff, perused the baby food isle once more and found this new (to the store) product: Healthy Times Biscuits For Teethers and the Arrowroot Cookies. Right on front of the package it says "Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free." So we bought them and gave her one of the biscuits Thursday night.

Friday, bottom is slightly red. Not a big deal... but maybe because ALL teething biscuits are made of a slight water soluble cement combination, she didn't scrape more then the first layer off before she was done.

Sunday, we try out the cookies. Sunday night her ass is RED. And ON FIRE. And she SCREAMS when we put on her specially prescribed, steroid infused butt cream to keep the redness from getting any worse. (no, Desitin and the likes just don't help when her hiney is red from a food allergy)

I take all three boxes, the Kix, the biscuits and the cookies, and inspect the ingredients labels to find out what the three have in common. Only two ingredients are the same. Just two. Calcium Carbonate and Vitamin E.

I'm now wondering if my child is allergic to added vitamins.

**Update: Lydia's ass looks worse than it did this morning, like she has 1st and 2nd degree burns. I called the pediatrician's office while Lydia was in my arms loosing her shit. The nurse said nothing other then, "We can see you at 5:30?" to which I said, "We'll be there." I know there is nothing the pedi can do, but sometimes it just feels better to take your poor baby in and have someone reassure you that, THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO.


  1. That sounds awful - poor Lydia :(

  2. First the the allergies...poor baby, and Lydia too. Hope y'all feel better soon.

  3. Did I mention California baby products too? Their diaper are wash is good for soothing little bums. You can find some of their products at Target but better luck at a natural food store type place. I can find their diaper rash cream but not the spray on wash