Thursday, May 17, 2012

What She "Eats"

Most of Abigail's nutrition and calories come from a can. This $90 can of powder.

On the can it says: Nutritionally Complete Amino Acid Based Medical Food (yes, medical food!) Nutritional Theraphy For: Sever Food Allergies, Eosinophilic Gastrointestianl Diseases...
I remember when she was only 22 months and the cases of cans started arriving at our door I read that and was scared. Now... not so much.

I remember when I was in the middle of breastfeeding Abigail as a baby how happy I was to not have to mix baby formula. "I just skipped that phase... how lucky am I?" I thought it was so great. Nothing to mix, nothing to warm, noting to tote around in the diaper bag. Little did I know...


Little did I know that I'd be mixing this for the past four YEARS! With many more on the way! Oh well...

I'm grateful for it though. Without Elecare I can't imagine were we'd be with Abigail's health.

So to our insurance company that continues to pay for a can a day, thank you. And to our little girl who will drink it so she doesn't need a tube to feed it to her, thank you. And most of all to her wonderful GI specialist for caring, for your extreme knowledge, for knowing what to do, thank you.

Happy Eosinophilic Esophogitis week!

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