Friday, November 16, 2012
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.