Thursday, January 1, 2009

Workin'

Happy 2009!

I needed to work this whole week, including today - New Year's Day. This is what my commute looked like at 8 am:

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Yeah, pretty empty.

On a completely different topic, Edda's been a little bit constipated the past week or so, poor girl has not been eating well for a few days and when she had a poop today, it hurt so much she cried.

Up until now, we've been managing the constipation by giving her at least one orange a day, sometimes we manage to get her to eat three oranges a day. This seemed to have served us well for years, whenever we noticed Edda heading over to the more constipated side, we'd be sure to give her an extra serving of oranges over the next day or two and she'd go back to normal.

Now it seems even with the oranges (we've been giving her Clementines - maybe they aren't big enough? or not fiber-y enough?), she's having a rough time. We do have an emergency bottle of Miralax in the cupboard, but I've never used it - I'm hesitant to try it if there is a gentler way of approaching this problem. Jeremy thinks we should add a spoonful of Metamucil to her drinks (which I understand from the Wiki page has psyllium seed husks as the active ingredient). Any ideas?

4 comments:

Caitlyn said...

Miralax can be scarey...It causes horrible gas for Caitlyn. If you want to go all natural, you can make a paste with prunes, dates, figs and dried Senna tea leaves. Here is a link with a recipe

http://www.celiac.com/articles/833/1/Anti-Constipation-Fruit-Paste-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

What we made was similar, only it didn't have the brown sugar and lemon juice. It makes like a jam spread. We would put it on toast.

Lately just one juice box per day helps! That, and Caitlyn eats a lot of oatmeal!

Noel said...

try plum juice, it is nature and it works.

Anonymous said...

Apple juice/cider works well for us.

yamster said...

Poor Edda! Dried fruit is always good, I think? Apricots, raisins, cranberries, cherries. Bananas (not dried) usually work, too. The potassium or something?