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Sunday, December 16, 2012

So much for good news...

I'm sorry to say that I no longer trust the medical professionals.  My last post was to announce that the allergist cleared my 5 year old of his wheat, egg and possibly even dairy allergies.  She prescribed slowly introducing wheat into his diet, followed two weeks later by egg, then dairy at the beginning of the year.

Fortunately, I trusted my instincts and went slowly.  One month after slowly introducing wheat back into his diet, he erupted in a serious case of eczema all over his body.  Nothing else has changed.  The poor kid is miserable.

That is because an allergic reaction, an IgE response, is different from an IgG response.  He may not be allergic (no IgE response) but he is definitely still IgG sensitive.  And that stinks.  So, we're back to no wheat, still no eggs and definitely no dairy.

The worst part is that I feel like I wasted my money.  I feel let down by the medical professionals, again.  I wish I had unlimited funds to have him tested for more foods than the five or so we had him tested for two years ago.  I would have a full panel done so that I can see what else might be causing his growth issues and his skin problems.

Back to the drawing board...

3 comments:

  1. Oh bummer!

    I am fairly certain that my 3rd child (the one who had issues a few years ago) had an IGg test as well (it tested for sensitivities to loads of foods and rated those sensitivities on a scale of 1-5.

    It was a special blood test done through Children's Hospital Integrative medicine clinic (but had to be sent somewhere special to be run). It wasn't cheap if I recall...though we didn't have much choice in the situation we were in. I have the stuff filed - if you'd like the information let me know.

    Our chiropractor also tests for sensitivities through AK. For our dd most lined up with what the blood test showed. Given your sons severe symptoms you might still be leary of the results, but if something came back positive you'd know that's not the one to try.

    Sorry, should have sent this through email but I am in a hurry and wanted to pass that info on to you. You don't need to publish unless you want. I just wanted to get the info to you quickly.

    To a peaceful week...as much as possible

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  2. I am so sorry you are having to bear this, all of you. We are praying for you.

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  3. We're looking at the AK testing rather than blood draws. He's really afraid of the blood draws (what 5 year old isn't?)

    Thanks for the reinforcement on that decision.

    His eczema is worse than it has every been and he needs some relief so he can at least sleep.

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