My Pedi and I have discussed that we are both aware of my daughter showing signs of CD. Fortunatly my Pedi has CD herself and treats other kids with it. Currently, we are handling it at home, because it is not at a point that she would needs meds. The other part for me - my daughter is a worrier and she is already concered about
being "sick" like mommy or daddy (who has lupus). So I am talking to her that she is like mom and needs to be careful what she eats and makes sure she takes her fish oil pills, stuff like that. But she has not only had a couple of episodes that a heating pad and a trip to the bathroom took care of. Also, she has had great luck with the fish oil and if I can put off her being on meds I will. But that is what I am doing. My daugher is 8 and my mother says I showed signs as early as 6. They said I had a nervous stomach and put it off to being worried about
what was going on with my mom at the time. We all know better know, but I just know the side effects of most of our drugs and if I can delay that for her I am going to. But my Pedi is fully aware of what is going on, so I also know that if I push it too far she will stop me.
Good luck and remember no one else is going to fight for your child the way you are and no one else knows them the way you do.
Red (Lee Ann)
When life gives you lemons, squirt juice in your enemy's eyes.