Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ilana's Banner Day!

Last night, Ilana went to sleep in her "star bed" in PB's room. She didn't nurse to sleep (she did nurse before sleep), she read books to go to sleep, with me popping in every so often and saying "I'm checking on you!"

Then, today at Tiny Tigers, she broke a board with a front kick!!!!!!! We were all very proud :)

3 years on SCD!

Wow...Can't believe it's been three years. Our lives seem so calm now compared to that very out-of-control time....

I would like to thank everyone who helped us get through three years of Chana being on the Specific Carbohydrate diet, from Elaine Gotschall (who created the diet) to my parents and BIL, Frank, who have spent a LOT of time helping me cook over the years.

Chana is 8 months without meds for Crohn's. Please G-d, it should continue.

We had a lot of experimentation with non-SCD foods before Pesach (mostly a lot of brown rice, but also a bunch of "sure, try a taste") with the result that she spent the first three days of Pesach on the couch with a hot water bottle as she dealt with a mini-flare. I wish the experimenting had gone better, but at least we know what does work for now, and we're back to experimenting, just with smaller amounts and not as often.

After using the toilet....

don't forget to "fluff", as Ilana says :)