June 2013

Yesterday was not completely terrible, and today looks like it might be not terrible as well. “Not terrible” is the new “good.” Cee ate.  (She didn’t eat any vegetables, and she may have had eggs for all three meals, but they were bright yellow yolk eggs from my aunt’s farm.  Lots of nutrition there.) Cee played.  (Early […]

Cee had some good moments yesterday.  We went to the magician hosted by the library.  My sister brought over some kazoos (which the girls love, love, love!). But other than that, things continue to unravel.  Cee picked at her food all day.  She doesn’t want to go to the bathroom.  Apparently she didn’t get the memo […]


I believe this all started on Monday…so tomorrow marks a week of the flare up.  I don’t know how long they typically last.  As far as the bigger picture, this all started on January 20th.  So this weekend marks five months.  Five months. Cee’s pain level is increasing.  Although there are some brief times where she’s […]


Our next focus will be Cee’s stress level.  The nutritionist said that stress (anything that causes increased adrenaline) taxes the adrenal glands and messes up the hormones.  With arthritis, Cee’s immune system mistakenly thinks there’s something bad going on that needs to be attacked.  When she gets a shot of adrenaline, that makes the problem with her immune […]

Life is so much better than it was a couple months ago.  It’s been so nice that I’ve been lulled into a false sense of security with Cee’s health.  We’re dealing with a flare up today that has brought me back to reality.  And panic. These things have been hard today: *taking medicine *eating anything *dressing […]

David and I have met with some less-than-helpful criticism for pursuing Cee’s diet shift.  Here are some reasons we decided to pursue this diet change: -All in all, it seems to make sense.  “Eat more vegetables, avoid sugar.”   This isn’t exactly revolutionary in the diet world.  Sure it’s no fun, but at the very worst Cee won’t […]

Last night after supper, the girls were off playing, and David came into the living room where I was.  He looked amused. David:  Oh, I forgot to tell you that I caught Elle in the bathroom frosting cupcakes. Me:  (confused) What?!…Oh…the handsoap.  Was that her frosting? David:  Yep. Me:  What was she using as a cupcake? David: […]

Cee went to church dressed like a gypsy yesterday.  With all the changes she’s having to put up with, I didn’t push it. My sister picked up a bunch of dresses at a garage sale.  Most of them are everyday play dresses.  Cee chose one to wear for church.  It was  floor-length, spaghetti strapped, and as […]