Happy Valentine’s Day

Well today is Valentine’s Day. My husband loved his gifts, as far as I can tell (I bought him some cool candles – don’t worry he likes candles) and I got him a blue tooth meat thermometer – yes he loved it! And I got him chocolates too!

I got a waffle iron (YES I did want this, I actually asked for one), and I got roses (As seen above). And some lotions for my hands and feet (I need those, trust me!)

Today for my son and his friend – I got them a slime kit to make together. I am doing a review on this slime (see photo below). And I figured, why not use REAL kids to help me make the slime and see what they think?

After the kids make the slime, I will post about it. I cannot wait to make the slime myself – look at all of the fun looking options, there are different colors, glitter, glow in the dark, water beads, foam! I just really hope the kids enjoy this today.

So far today has been eventful. I had to run over to the diagnostic center to fill out paper work, allowing the school to test my son for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). I had my toddler there with me, but the staff loved her and helped me watch her and play with her while I filled out the mountain of papers they required.

Lily playing at the diagnostic center

Two days ago, my little Lily had to have blood work done to rule out any other allergy issues. Now that she has a doctor (her’s left), he wants to get her an official diagnosis of FPIES or at least rule out other major disorders. We have been treating her like she has FPIES and he seems to agree with our diagnosis. I was relieved that he agrees because this is a hard thing to diagnose since there are no real “tests” for it. We just have to go off of symptoms…

He referred her to a gastroenterologist for some more stuff

We also got a celiac panel done as well! His last doctor didn’t really do many tests – “she just throws up” “don’t give her those foods” “she will out grow it”, is all we heard from doctors so far. BUT my child cannot have Oats, Wheat, Rice, Corn, Turkey, Broccoli, Pineapple and a mystery food so far… Do you know how frustrating that is to find food she can EAT at her age?

I am not sure if the celiac panel was worth it though – I keep hearing different people telling me that since we already are gluten free – that these results might not matter…. because we have not fed her gluten in ages since it makes her vomit and have diarrhea. What does it mean? Would that make her test results invalid? I don’t know. I don’t see her doctor for another month.

But we had labs drawn anyways – and they wanted to rule out some inflammatory diseases , IBS and celiac so far. All the labs look pretty good at a glance. So I am not rushing off to the doctors to bug them yet. But we are on Benadryl 2x daily to get rid of a skin rash my daughter has that the doctor couldn’t diagnose as eczema OR a food allergy – he said it looks like eczema but isn’t really 100% like it, but that it did not look like hives fully either – so we are ruling things out by doing Benadryl first – and then creams second.

The Benadryl makes Lily very tired though (As seen in the photo above.) but I did notice that her back is clearing up a little…so it might be an allergy… but I need to give it about one more day to make sure.

Being a mother is a lot of hard work. My children’s health tends to come above mine – and that is fine. But next month I will be turning 34, and I want to make some time for me to see my doctor to get back on anti-depressants again. I feel like not enough people make time for their mental health and I sometimes do the same. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder, I am not shy about letting people know. But I sometimes feel overwhelmed and just don’t give myself the time to fix it. I have been off my medication for 2 years now because it was not safe to take while I was trying to get pregnant or breastfeed. But now I am free to take it – I just need to have my doctor re-prescribe it – because since the birth of my child, my psych. doctor has left.

For those of you with mental health issues, you know how hard it can be to find the perfect doctor. I am just like you. I have a hard time connecting with doctors and an even harder time trying to find one that will treat what I need treated instead of trying to treat things that honestly don’t bother me. (One doctor wanted to know about my father – and that’s all…) The therapy I received at that place was helpful for a while – but I out grew that doctor with in a year.

Do not stick with doctors that do not help you.

Find someone who will listen to YOU. You are the one going to them for help and if they do not see what is wrong – and cannot help you – then find someone who can. I found my perfect doctor a while back and he helped me through so much. I was very sad to see him leave.

But I have since found a group of people online that keep me sane. I have been writing here and I feel better. I feel less stressed lately. I feel a little better. I blog here about my personal life – and products for fun. The products are really just for fun ya’ll. I love trying new things and if I find something I like – I will share it with you :

But anyways – I hope you all have a wonderful valentine’s day. If you have a blog you want me to follow – PLEASE COMMENT ! I would love to follow more people. I am trying to find my tribe here on wordpress and through other bloggers!

Follow me for more posts – I try to update daily but sometimes when I have nothing to say it might be every other day šŸ˜‰ @ me on twitter- I am @myonlysecret on twitter as well!

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