Friday, November 16, 2012

Allergy update

B's having all sorts of new allergic reactions, so we went back to her doctor yesterday and they've got us booked to see an allergist early next month.  As of now, her NO EAT list consists of cow dairy, soy, peanuts, eggs, strawberries, grapes, tomatoes, green beans, carrots, pepper (red and green, black seems to maybe be ok).  I've sorta adopted a 2 strikes and you're out rule- two allergic reactions to a food and it's on the NO EAT list.  We've been avoiding tree nuts as well, because I've been scared to try them.  The lab work revealed that she has fat in her stool, which is indicative of malabsorption.  Her ped. believes it's connected to the allergies.  I suspect it is wheat gluten.  We will probably end up doing blood work instead of skin testing, but even that won't be as accurate because of her age.  He said we should be prepared to do testing again in a couple years.  But we've got to figure out what's going on, and I need help figuring out how to feed her and the rest of the family at the same time.  She's eating an awful lot of rice and corn and plain pasta.  She does seem to like some other veggies like squashes and peas.  I'm worried that she won't be able to eat any legumes.  She had gained weight since her last visit, and had jumped percentiles from 15th to 26th, which was really good.  I've been worried that she's not gaining well because of some allergy issue.

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  1. I hope you can get some help and figure this out. Is she eating wheat right now? I know for her to test positive for a gluten sensitivity she actually has to have it in her diet for the markers to show. If you remember Cristina from FM, message her on FB . Her son Grant has a laundry list of allergies and can barely eat anything. Monique is in the same boat as well. I can pass along their fb info if you want and let them know you want to contact them.

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    1. She is still eating wheat, we didn't want to cut it out without the doctor's approval for that very reason. We've had a good week since her doctor's visit with no allergic reactions. I just make everything for her completely plain and stick rigidly to our No Eat list.

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