Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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.


Abby said...

I let Ezzy have a cookie (homemade, whole wheat) made with half butter, half Earth Balance. Then Mendel saw that I'd let him have one and gave him another the following day, thinking they were ok and not realizing it was an experiment.

It's been TWO WEEKS and he's just back to normal now. The first week he went five days of total digestive shutdown and more screaming every day (well, wouldn't you be screaming too?) From what was probably about two teaspoons of butter over 2 days. Awful. I don't think I'll be experimenting like that again for a VERY long time.

crunchygranolamom said...

It is SO darn hard to find the balance.....(Although Ezzy is making it pretty clear that 0% is the right amount for him, isn't he?!)