Okay....so we're still a mess. We had a string of good days...he ate a bit more and was STTN and whatnot. But now we're kind of back to a TON of food refusals and poor sleep and screaming. Through the past few weeks his stool has still been looser (not watery, but not as firm as you'd think it would be) and very pasty and dark in color. I had gotten stool samples to mail to the GI and stupid mommy mush brain...I addressed the envelopes incorrectly and they got returned to me...so not sure if there is blood present or not....none that I can SEE, but he never had any visible...just tested positive with the kit at the ped's office.
Either way, seems to me that avoiding dairy and soy as much as we can.....(he ends up accidentally taking food off of DD or whatever and getting a tiny bit when it's unavoidable)....would improve the stools and it doesn't seem to be the case. Unless prevacid can make the stools this way? The GI didn't mention this. OH, but I forgot the dark color could be the formula...maybe it's also contributing to the consistency.
Anyway, I can not seem to get him to eat much of anything besides:
*fruit (including dried fruits like raisins)
*chicken nuggets and occasionally plain chicken that I've cooked
*waffles or pancakes
*a tiny bit of pasta (which he wasn't eating before so that's an improvement)
*coconut milk yogurt
He generally spits out, mashes onto his tray, throws onto the floor, screams NO and pushes away most other foods:
*meats: Tried hamburgers, hot dogs, pork chops, grilled chicken, meatballs, meatloaf, sausages (both the Italian style and ground/patty breakfast style).
*fish: Tried cooking fillets, wouldn't eat, tuna fish from a can which he wouldn't eat and also fish sticks,which he took a SMALL amount of.
He also won't take any formula or coconut milk in a cup....only a bottle...which the doctors want him to be off of. But he is not going to take in anywhere near the amount the GI wants him to if I give him cups...he just throws them and refuses to drink. He'll take a small amount of coconut milk sometimes in a cup...but generally will only drink water or diluted juice from a cup (the juice we are now cutting out of his diet to avoid filling him up with basically empty calories).
If I let him...which I have to avoid now as it is not only "snacking" which I want to avoid as much as possible, but most of the ones we have around are NOT dairy/soy free..he would eat ALL day: crackers, granola bars, chips, cakes, cookies, etc.
I try to be really non-chalant. I try to let him "play" and touch and taste and eat meals WITH me and DD. When done I try to just move along....but he is generally screaming and grabbing for our food or pointing at cabinets. So we're still at the point where he is hungry and refusing at the same time. Holding out for what he wants and spitting out and throwing what he doesn't. He is generally discontent when it comes to eating and I try SO hard not to let him realize I am stressed out...but I am and it's hard to hide it. I even try to have me and DD eat the SAME things as him, dairy free and all (or slightly modified, but looking the same).
Sorry this is really long.