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Mar 10, 2009
bellaria
(Maria)Mommy of 2 beautiful boys
Raymond(3) Severe Trachialmalasia, very mild Cerebral Palsy, and Reflux. Currently only unsing neb and doing well w/o Prevacid!
William(2) Reflux, MSPI, severe food/seasonal/environmental allergies. Currently on Prevacid, Zyrtec, and very limited diet.
Picture:William just turned 2!
Will 2yr old
If no allergies, then what!?
So after a month of calling I finally got William's RAST testing results back. -NO ALLERGIES- They tested for lactose, rice, wheat, soy, citrus, tomato, beef, chicken, shell fish, cod fish, tree nuts, ect... And they said it came back negative for everything! (bloodtest) How can this be!?!?!?!?!?! This kid can barely eat anything aside from formula with out getting sick or a raw tooshy. The allergist thinks its a digestion problem, so now we're off to see a GI... still with no answers. What could be the problem? Does he really have no allergies??
Mar 10, 2009
zack'smom
Zack born 09/28/07 @ 31 weeks. Dx silent reflux @ 6 mo. Now not so silent. Switched to Elecare @ 9 mo. On Prevacid 15mg 1x daily. Looking to stop the puke and gain some lbs.
Puke stopped about 24 months and he's learning to eat...very slowly.
Still on prevacid and periactin.
The RAST testing is pretty unreliable for kids his age. There can be false positives and false negatives. You probably are right...he has intolerances.
Mar 10, 2009
bellaria
(Maria)Mommy of 2 beautiful boys
Raymond(3) Severe Trachialmalasia, very mild Cerebral Palsy, and Reflux. Currently only unsing neb and doing well w/o Prevacid!
William(2) Reflux, MSPI, severe food/seasonal/environmental allergies. Currently on Prevacid, Zyrtec, and very limited diet.
Picture:William just turned 2!
Will 2yr old
I'm so bummed. I feel like it was pointless to put him through this testing if no results were going to be found. How do you find out allergies in small children then??? Now tonight Will has this rash all over his body. Its up raised, you can feel it. Very small/fines/pink bumps....ugh Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket="0" alt="Photobucket">
Mar 11, 2009
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I agree that William is still pretty young for RAST testing. But, the most important thing to remember is that reactions are the biggest TEST of all. Eric used to get a burned butt after eating corn bread (made free of all his allergies found on scratch testing). It wasn't until we had patch testing (to look for a different kind of allergic response (delayed not IgE) that he actually tested positive to corn. And, he was close to 3 years of age. Keep a food diary & follow your gut. Still, it is wise to see the GI & look at every angle. Ellen
Mar 12, 2009
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
He could have an intolerance. Katie tested negative to everything but won't sleep if she has wheat or dairy and gets moody with corn and soy, screams uncontrollably with peaches.
Mar 13, 2009
afwife05
My son has severe GERD and his allergy tests also came back negative. We curretnly see a AWESOME GI doctor and he told us just because his allergy tests came back negative, doesnt mean he is not have a reaction to certain foods. He can have what they call "GI allergies" and GI allergies are NOT picked up by normal bloods tests. The only way to detect GI allergies is to take a biopsy of the gi tract during a endoscopy or something and test it. Basically, if a certain food hits your sounds GI system, it can have a "allergic reaction" to it and reject it. But again, GI allergies are not detected by normal blood work. The GI specialist you'll be seeing should be able to help with this.! Hope that helps!
Mar 14, 2009
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
Nicholas tested negative for everything too but still has all over body eczema (controlled with steroid, creams and oils) and his reflux flares with anything soy or dairy. We have no answers either. I'm just hoping it's something he grows out of.
Check with your
doctor first!