Today was Pookah’s follow up appointment for his ear infection.
I had a list of things to talk about.
First off, his ears are all clear!
But, I mentioned that every time I gave Pookah the amoxicillin, he itched. No rash, just itching. Just as I thought, he might be developing an allergy to penicillin. We’ll have to watch that.
I did mention our food problem. And her advice was just like everyone elses’. Maybe he wants to be independent. She thinks that what is happening is that when he tries to take the spoon away from me, he is trying to do it himself. So when I don’t let him do it, he refuses the food as a way of getting his way.
Wow. My child is willful already.
So, her suggestion was to start letting him feed himself with table food and finger foods.
That opens up a whole new can of worms because now, I have to go shopping for good clean organic fruits and veggies to feed him. Because there is no way he is getting this pesticide ridden stuff that’s at my local Publix. Sigh. Mo’ money mo money mo money…..
And I let him have his third Hepitits B shot today. He cried briefly, mainly I think, from the indignity of it instead of the pain.
So anyway, at least I have a plan. I had sort of started this morning with the finger feeding. He ate a piece of banana and some of my oatmeal after giving up on his own. So here we go, operation “Get Pookah to Eat Real Food by Himself.”
I’m kind of excited!