Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Food Glorious Food!

Wow, those steroids have finally kicked in full force. Kate has had a one track mind for the last 3 days and I can only say that I am happy we just have 2 days of the steroids to go. I am not exaggerating when I say that each and every thought she has is somehow related to food. Her daily requests include hamburgers, eggs, bread, chocolate and pasta about 10 times! It is only 8am and Kate has already had 2 bowls of cereal ,2 eggs and just requested a bowl of pasta! Let me tell you, she could eat a pro-football player under the table right now. (She is definitely out eating every one of us.)

Kate's body fat is redistributing to her face and belly again and we can tell that she isn't feeling as well, preferring to sit on the couch and snuggle to doing anything else. Another significant side effect of the steroids is "roid rage". The steroids make Kate more irritable and impatient but according to our doctor her symptoms are relatively mild. Some kids are down right mean - hitting, biting, screaming and even require medication because they are dangerous.
This go around Jason and I have perspective on our side, though. We know that in another week, we'll have our sunny Kate back and the food cravings will have disappeared as fast as they came. Thank heaven!



Heavens! I remember the am in Florida when she'd had cereal, eggs, cheetos, cantelope and a turkey sandwich before anyone else was up ('cept grandma and Kate!) Hey, tell Kate the best person in the WORLD to be with when you're on an eathing frenzy is GRANDMA! My answer -- no problem! Want some ice cream, too?

I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Kari said...

I say whatever keeps 'em happy ;) Need me to send a goodie box? What are some of her favorites?

Anne-Ross said...

just catching up on the blog. tell kate hello for me! the food pic is making me hungry :) wishing you guys the best and see ya tonight for running!

Anonymous said...

I think like she does and I don't have a medical excuse! We love you Kate... always in our prayers. The Worthens