Thank you for stopping by. In 2009 I began sharing recipes and ramblings about the journey to healing we are on with our youngest son. Lexie's Kitchen & Living is my quiet corner, a place I have built to connect with you, to celebrate life's joys and to make sense (or not) of life's challenges. It has been a much-needed outlet and source of comfort in a time of need. For that I thank you.
Originally it was all about food—gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free creations. Today I write about whatever sparks my interest as a stay-at-home mom and 40-something finding her way. Little Man's story continues to be told in occasional posts in hopes of supporting those of you who find yourself in a similar place.
Little Man's Story
On a crisp September afternoon in 2006 a healthy, 10-pound, green-eyed boy entered this world. Early we noticed differences in his development. At seven months his eyes began to drift (exotropia) and he grew floppy (hypotonia).
There were delays in sitting, crawling, and walking. At 13 months he developed a case of "toddlers diarrhea" that lasted over two years (IBS). He acquired a stuffy nose and cough that would not go away (chronic sinusitis). He underwent MRIs and genetic testing. His immune system was on fire, reacting to nearly every environmental and food allergen on the skin prick panels. His little body had a difficult time regulating its temperature. He had no detectable reflexes in his lower extremities. He was often fatigued and developed asthma. His pediatrician said he would "outgrow it all" and that aside from speech, physical, and occupational therapy, we were doing all we could to help our son.
Not comfortable with that counsel, my husband and I sought the help of an integrative doctor to explore the best of conventional biomedicine and alternative medicine. It was then that the journey to healing began. With a diet overhaul, supplementation, and targeted biomedical treatments, we began to see results!
Today, Little Man's gastrointestinal tract is in top shape. He is absorbing nutrients, his hands no longer shake, and his balance is improving as is his speech. And with a healed gut he is able to tolerate many of the foods that once sickened him. It has been quite the journey and though we continue to face some challenges (Sensory Integration Disorder) we are happy to report that we have witnessed healing from the inside out.
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