Monday, January 5, 2009

Update on Hunter

So today I took Hunter in to see if the medication he has been taking for the past week has been working. He has gone from a 7 to a 9 (our goal is to be at a 13) so that is good news but his doctor is still not happy with them. She said she would have liked for the numbers to be higher than they are so she said NO MILK at all, not one drop of milk. Well I told her that I had an issue with that since his numbers had gone up and that we had cut his milk back from a gallon a day to only 8 ounces MAX and that there was no way I could take away his milk, that is just plain cruel in my book as his mother. She then tried to tell me that it is in his best interest to not drink any milk, he is old enough now that he doesn't need any milk in his diet. So then I proceeded to tell her that in all the books I have read as well as all the pamphlets her office has given me in the past week that a child between the ages of 3-5 NEED between 8-20 ounces of milk a DAY in their diet. They need the calcium for their bones as well as their teeth so I was not going to cut out the minimum amount of milk needed for my son. I said it would be a different story if his numbers had not changed but since they were going up I would not get rid of the milk in his diet. I don't know maybe I am over reacting here but I just can't in good conscious do that to him. I am open to hear what others think about this, feel free to give me your opinion on the matter, am I wrong for going against the doctor? Am I being a bad mother for not following her orders?


  1. You are not being a bad mother simply for going against doctor's orders. The decision you are making is out of love, with all the right intentions, and not made out of ignorance. The fact that you are reading brochures, asking questions, asking for advise shows just what a good mother you are.

    There are other ways to get calcium. What is it in the milk that your doctor thinks he needs to stay away from. Is it just cow's milk? Because if so, there are TONS of yummy alternatives, loaded with calcium as well as other vitamins and minerals. I look forward to discussing this further... xoxo

  2. I gave you a call a couple days ago to see how everything was going. Anyway, I can COMPLETELY understand being upset with a Dr.'s recommendations. It doesn't mean you're a bad mother. It means you're a concerned mother. ALL kids need milk and calcium for their bones and teeth, it's true. So, are you giving him the 8oz, or have you stopped milk completely? That would be torture for the poor boy. I hope his numbers keep rising!!!

    p.s. That "Twilight" song is so pretty. I have lots of girls asking to play it in their lessons.