Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lifestyle Changes

Many of you saw that Bobble was admitted to a local Children's Hospital last month. First, I'd like to thank you all for understanding my lack of posts during this time. I had a couple each week scheduled through most of October, but when we ended up in Children's, the continuation of blogging halted and no new posts got scheduled.

 

Thankfully, Bobble is home and doing well now. What had happened, in the most basic way of describing it, were his kidneys were acting up. He was retaining all his fluid instead of peeing, and the poor child gained 8 pounds of water weight. That's an awful lot of weight for a 3 year old to gain. He was admitted at 46lbs. He was 38lbs a few days after discharge.

8 Days before admittance to Children's

We are very thankful that everything seems to be going well, and they said this could easily have been a fluke and will never happen again. We still need to monitor him for a while, testing urine for protein and watching his weight for subtle gaining that might not be visible right away.

Day after coming home from Children's


What this also means is that we must limit his sodium. I'm going to be sharing some of our recipes that are low sodium as we make them or try them out, and also what brands I find (of various foods) that contain the lowest amount of sodium. We've found that watching sodium is much harder than watching something like sugar, artificial ingredients, etc. Thankfully, we rarely eat processed foods in our house, and we don't really eat fast food (though the occasional Chipotle stop does happen, I have trouble calling Chipotle fast food). The dietician said we should be fine, then. Still, I'm having a hard time adjusting his meals to keep it below 1500mg/day because he is on a strong dose of steroids to send this (Nephrotic Syndrome) into remission and get everything functioning well on its own. This means he wants to eat. ALL. DAY. LONG.

Thank you all for your kind words while he was in the hospital, and for understanding in the lull in blogging. I hope you will continue to follow us on our clean eating journey (now gone low-sodium!), and I welcome any tips you have, including brand suggestions for foods!

Disclaimer: Thoughts of Fluff was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.


1 comment:

  1. So glad he is feeling so much better! Wish we could have spent more time together this weekend, but I sure am grateful for what time we did have!!

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