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I got Ike from school. Not in a good mood...but perked up a bit after the Tuesday Afternoon Donut (I go grocery shopping tuesday afternoon, kids get a donut to celebrate. Cheaper than a candy bar! M&M's cost 1.29. Donut? $0.50) But for the most part, almost all of the afternoon interactions just sucked. He's moody and touchy, throwing temper tantrums, throwing and breaking things, etc, etc. He refused to eat dinner because it didn't look good. (A quinoa salad. It was fine, not great, but fine.) And then after kicking the Legos all across his room, bemoaning that he's stupid because he can't put it together, doesn't deserve good toys, AND demanding his own room all at the same time...it comes out. He didn't bother to eat lunch.

*sigh*

If this child would just SHUT UP! and eat...he'd have plenty of time to eat his lunch. But he keeps complaining that 10-15 minutes isn't enough (Lunch break is 45 minutes, but the teacher kicks them out of the classroom to play after 15 minutes. It's an active bunch, they need to move.) And he's suffering from severe allergies. And reactive airway disease (got that diagnosis after a trip to the ER last friday night. Now he's got 2 inhalers to take during the day.). He's just plain miserable and doesn't feel well. And it's hard to be reasonable when one is feeling physically miserable. And I ought to know...my childhood SUCKED due to allergies.

So, I've got an appointment with the doctor for next week and see if she doesn't have some magic that will help the alleriges...'cause nothing OTC is working. (I've tried him on Claritin, Zyrtec (kids dose), Allegra (adult dose), and Benadryl (kids dose, hrmmm...may have to try adult dose on that one and see if it helps). I may try hunting down some old school ones to see if they help (I'm thinking Actifed,  chlor-trimeton and naldecon.) If not, time to suck it up and go for the shots. Gotta see if the allergist has anything else.

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_luaineach
May. 15th, 2013 02:10 pm (UTC)
I can sympathize with the non-lunch-eating child and the resulting low blood sugar. Jet has always "not had time" to eat his lunch. I can tell you that, in my experience, it does get better with age just because the child can more fully recognize the negative effects it has and can take a more conscious control of it. Jet knows if he doesn't eat lunch, everything is shit, so he just gets it done. We've also just pared down to easily, quickly eaten things high in fat and protein that are enough to power him through the rest of the day - greek yogurt, protein to go protein shots, homemade protein smoothies frozen the night before that thaw enough for him to just drink down at lunch, handfuls of certain nuts, etc.
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