This was a choice between two bad options - not treating a potentially disabling condition and weaning in order to medicate.
I going to go on the meds. I only lasted 3 months without any medication and the flare-ups make me very sick, very quickly. I can't take care of my family in this condition.
My rheumatologist wanted me on methotrexate today. I decided to start with a high dose of prednisone (a steriod) for now and to go back to her 8/14 for at MTX prescription.
So I have about a month to wean my milk-addict. I think my first step will be to go down to three times a day - morning, naptime, bedtime. After that I don't know. Maybe limit the time of each session? Drop them one at a time? I think the mornings will be hardest for both of us to let go of.
Last time I got sick I considered weaning pre-emptively. Doing it slowly over a long time so that there would be no chance of having to wean suddenly. Now it has and I kind of wish I had done that. My heart tells me that slow weaning earlier would have been easier on him than sudden weaning now. But I can't dwell on that.
I am devestated and angry and in physical pain on top of it. I feel terrible for doing this to my sweet boy. I hope he can handle it.
Any ideas on how to make the transistion with as little trauma as possible?