Friday, 6 June 2014

A little more detail (10) Esme starts school & Fia's allergy issues plague us all

Thankfully, Esme began school at the end of the summer holidays. It was emotional. She was only just four... But on the whole, I didn't feel guilty about her missing out on time at home with me, due to Fia's constant shouts and demands. I figured she would probably enjoy the peace - I'm imagining her with her hands over her ears, begging me to stop the baby crying. Again.  

Sofia now one-year-old was walking. Running in fact. Cheeky. Naughty. Oh my. Everything went in her mouth. Everything. Even dishwasher Rinse Aid. (Miraculously, we didn't have to visit A+E that time, we took advice from the NHS Poison Line who assured us she would be fine). 

I believe the reason she would eat great chunks out of bars of soap, lay on the ground to lick up insects, and eat pens instead of colour with them was partly because her mouth was so sore. I didn't know it at the time, but it was the acid. Which was why she was still having around eight diarrhoea nappies a day.

Having read this post, you could be forgiven for thinking the various non-food stuffs Fia ate, messed up her insides. And you'd be right. But the real reason her system was so troubled was that Sofia Faith was still plagued by silent reflux. 

The next post talks about Cow's Milk Allergy - the trigger for Fia's silent reflux - answering some common questions.

NHS Poison line contact numbers:

In England and Wales:
NHS Direct - 0845 4647 or 111 
In Scotland:
NHS 24 - 08454 24 24 24
In Republic of Ireland:
01 809 2166
In N Ireland:
Contact your local GP or pharmacist during normal hours; 
( for GP services Out-of-Hours.

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