My sister told me on Christmas that next to spinach, sweet potato’s are the best food you can eat.
I thought well that is awesome! Not because I eat sweet potato’s, actually you’d have a better chance of catching me eat my own arm than a sweet potato, or a cooked carrot for that matter, but it is awesome because my Lily LOVES sweet potato’s and has them almost every night with her meal. It is perfect for her, they are soft, sweet and really that is all she cares about. I started thinking about the rest of her diet, applesauce daily, oatmeal daily, banana daily, peanut butter, yogurt, geeze this kid has one of the best, most antioxidant diets around, plus she gets a vitamin suppliment that goes in a shake every morning. No wonder she never gets sick! Ok, except for that constant runny nose (she currently has a cold, but it never seems to get worse than that), but seriously, I am always told, get her a flu shot, kids “like her” get the flu and have bad consequences from it. Well the only time Lily ever got the flu was the year she got the flu shot. Her and I both got influenza B, when the shot was for A. But we were in the hospital (during her surgery) and it was flu season. But she was no worse than me and it ran it’s course and nothing extreme happened. That was 4 years ago! She has been healthy as a horse. Never hospitalized for anything other than seizures.
Maybe it is because of her diet. I think it being by mouth makes a big difference as well. Now of course she will be struck with the bubonic plague since God is funny that way, he doesn’t like the words always or never.
I have to say though, I kind of feel proud. I mean, when you have a kid that has a condition you, as well as no one else have no control over, at least there is something I can do to keep her kicking and living a life with good quality.
Deep thoughts by Kim.
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year.