Violet's diagnosis

Violet had a follow-up appointment with the GI specialist today. His diagnosis?

Toddler diarrhea.



All of the stool samples came back normal. All of the blood tests except one came back normal as well; the one that was abnormal showed high blood sugar but our doctor has ordered a retest as he thinks the lab might have screwed up the test. If she had high blood sugar than there should have been sugar in her stools or in a urine sample, and there was none. So, pending the results of the retest, she's absolutely fine and he's given us the green light to reintroduce dairy if we want to do so.

I'm tempted to call or e-mail our former daycare provider to let her know that she was, not surprisingly, freaking out about nothing, but I probably won't. It's water under the bridge and I'm just glad I don't have to deal with her anymore.


  1. A mother's instinct is good! I sense your great frustration and I understand.

  2. I'm so happy it was nothing major. Mom is usually right...but you already know that ;)

  3. Oooo I would totally want to call the lady as well. Ha! I am sincerely glad that it wasn't anything abnormal, but not glad you and Violet had to go through so much trouble.

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog today, so I know nothing other than the few posts I have seen. However, I did want to share that we struggled with diarrhea for three months with my toddler (from his first birthday on), and after hundreds of dollars of testing and doctor visits, it was cured in ONE day with some good quality infant probiotics/live cultures - the kind you buy at a health food store in the refrigerator section. (The cheaper stuff did not work!) Seriously, ONE day, three doses and he was better. You are perhaps already doing this, but I wanted to share just in case. (Also, if you are nursing, you probably need to take some too!) Not to jump on sounding bossy or know-it-ally, I just know that I wish someone had recommended that earlier to me. Best wishes! :)


  5. Holly, yes, she's been on probiotics (2x per day) for the past several weeks. They've helped, but no cure as of yet.


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